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LLOYD JAMES LEACH
In loving memory of Lloyd James Leach who passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 1, 2001, age 63.
Lloyd was in the Air Force for 7 years, worked for General Motors and from 1967 to 1986 he worked as an Identification Officer for the Sault Ste. Marie City Police.
Beloved husband of Eva. Dear father of Marnie Boissoneau of North Bay. Dear Pappa of Devin and Sasha. Chosen Pappa of Catherine Anich, Josephine (Mark) Springbett, Joseph (Monica) Anich, Dorothy Rose (Ron) McQueen, Janice Anich-Mackie (Herb), Andy (Sandra) Anich and Bessie Sharpe. Grandchildren: Lisa, Danny and Michelle Guise, Robbie Clement, Vicky Springbett, Crystal and April Anich, Christian McQueen, Sarah and Andrea Anich, Allyson Sharpe and 9 great grandchildren. Loved son of Johanna Leach-Rush of Little Current. Predeceased by father Everett Leach. Will be missed by brothers and sisters; Eva and Ray Logan, Joan (late Colin "Bomber" Streich), late Norma (Mervin Sinoski and friend Linda), John (Elaine) Leach, David (Esther) Leach, Sandra (Bill Keatley) and George (Sharon) Leach. Remembered with love by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at Island Funeral Home officiated by Reverend AJ Nesseth. Donations to the Heart and Stroke would be appreciated. Cremation, burial in Hilly Grove Cemetery in the spring.
Arrangements entrusted to Island Funeral Home, Little Current.
Manitoulin Expositor, April 11, 2001

RUBY ANN LEACH
LEACH, Ruby Ann – passed away at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current on Monday, February 5, 1990. She was 88 years of age. Ruby was born in Howland Township and the daughter of the late William and Margaret Wilkin. Beloved wife of the late Henry Leach. Dear mother of Morris (wife Carol) of Little Current, Clarence (wife Ena) of Thunder Bay, Eunice (husband Edgar Legere) of St. Catharines and Leona (husband Ross Lemon) of Brampton. Also predeceased by two children Eva and Lloyd. Dear sister of Noreen Cranston of Markham. Fondly remembered by two sister-in-laws Ruby and Eva Wilkin both of Little Current. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Friends were received at Eagleson Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held from the Little Current United Church on Wednesday, February 7 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Catherine Somerville officiating. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery.
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Transcribed by Roberta Clark

LLOYD GEORGE LEARMONT
LEARMONT, Lloyd George – Of Spring Bay passed away at the Mindemoya Hospital on Thursday, November 19, 1992 at the age of 75 years. He was born in Campbell Township, son of the late John C. and Margaret (Scott) Learmont, and had lived and farmed there most all his life. George loved to farm and garden. He looked after his home and farm, canning and preserving the fruits and vegetables he grew. He possessed a special quality, that of having a relationship with the earth, which made his work a pleasure for him. Surviving are 1 sister Janet and brother-in-law Charles Burke of Toronto; 4 nieces, Katherine Burke of Toronto; Margaret (husband Alvin) Armstrong; Marion (husband Grant) Turner and Carmen (husband Herb) Walker all of Gore Bay; and 2 nephews John (wife Marie) Burke of Iroquois; and Ken (wife Ollie) Buchanan of Toronto. Predeceased by 1 sister Maria and brothers Marvin, Wallace and 1 infant brother. The funeral service was conducted at the Turner Funeral Home on Saturday at 11 am with Mr. Steve Fletcher officiating. Interment in Grimesthorpe Cemetery. In remembrance donations may be made to the Manitoulin Health Centre building fund.
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Marvin John Learmont
We much regret to have to record the death of Mr. Marvin J. Learmont, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Learmont of Perivale, on Sunday, Dec. 5th after one and a half days illness and operation at the early age of 17 years.
The burial service took place on Tuesday Dec. 7th from the home of the deceased. Numbers of relatives and sympathizing friends from all parts of the Island were there, showing how much Marvin was loved and esteemed.
His end was peace, trusting in the merits of Christ’s atoning death.
Rev. J. M. Newby and Mr. Thorburn conducted the service.
On Sunday Dec. 12th service in memory of the deceased was held in the Red Church, when Pastor Newby preached on the importance of confession of Christ, to a crowded congregation.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, December 23, 1920
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Deaths
Learmont-At the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Bryan, Spring Bay, on Tuesday, April 5, Mr. William Learmont.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, April 7, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Mr. Phillip Learmont
After a good many years of comparative frailty, owing to advancing age, Mr. Phillip Learmont, of the eighty concession of the twp., of Campbell, passed away on April 5. So far as age was concerned Mr. Learmont was one of the oldest of Manitoulin’s pioneers and death resulted from senile weakness. He was born ninety three years ago, at Hawick on the Teviot, in Roxburghshire, Scotland, the county of Sir Walter Scott’s country home, Abbotsford.
He came to Canada with his father’s family when three or four years of age. They settled in the county of York, Ont; and there he married Miss Janet C. Porteous. Mrs. Learmont was born in Dumfries, Scotland, and died in 1878, since which time Mr. Learmont had remained a widower, making his home with his daughters.
He came to Manitoulin in 1878, and was thus one of the early pioneers of the Island.
Of a family of eleven children, seven survive, namely: Mark in Wisconsin, James in Iowa, Alex in Michigan, John C. and Mrs. Wm. Bryan in the twp. of Campbell, Mrs. Wm. Little in Wisconsin, and Mrs. Wm. McAnsh in twp. of Billings. Besides the above maned (sic) Mr. Learmont is survived by forty-eight grandchildren, forty-nine great grand children and ten great, great grandchildren.
He had been a reader of the “Globe” newspaper since 1878, and for several years past could read better without spectacles than with them.
The funeral service was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bryan and was conducted by Rev. Wm. Munro assisted by Rev. Mr. Brubaker.
Interment took place at Grimsthorpe cemetry (sic) the pall-bearers being Messrs Robt., James, William, and John Bryan and Harvey McAnsh, grandsons, and Mr. D. McMillan, grandson by marriage.
Mr. Learmont will be missed from his accustomed place, and the sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of the community in the loss of one who was kindly and endearing in his ways.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, April 28, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Tehkumma
Word has been received of the death at Little Current of Mr. Harry Leask, a former resident of our township, and a well known citizen in this part of the Island. He is a brother of Mr. Arthur Leask here.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, March 16, 1911
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Died-At Mindemoya, on Thursday July 17th, Marjorie, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Lebar of Spanish Mills, aged 3 years and 4 mos. The funeral took place at Kagawong, on Friday , July 18th.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 31, 1919
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Gerard LEBLANC
LEBLANC, Gerard - Peacefully at his residence, Monday, March 24, 2003. Gerard Leblanc beloved husband of Irene Leblanc nee Lajeunesse in his 86th year. Dearly loved father of Ron Leblanc Donna of North Bay, Lawrence Leblanc Corinne of Manitoulin Island, Shirley Falconi Al of North Bay, Louise Leblanc Don Carruthers of Shearwater, Nova Scotia and Beverley Peters Peter of Newcastle. Lovingly remembered by 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Gerard enjoyed his many hunting and fishing trips. Visitation at the McGUINTY FUNERAL HOME, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name of Jesus Church, Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Marys Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Alzheimer Association would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
North Bay Nugget - Tuesday, March 25, 2003

MOISE "MOE" LEBLANC
In loving memory of Moise "Moe" LeBlanc, 78 years, who died Saturday, September 1st, 2007 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital Laurentian Site, with his loving family by his side. Beloved husband of 55 years to Shirley (Sharpe) LeBlanc of Lively. Loving father of Rochelle Turcotte (Joseph Fabry), Debbie (Rob Digby), Mona LeBlanc (Jerry Mathieu), Cori (Brian Desjardins), Gordon (Nicole) and Tricia (Todd). Cherished grandpa and papa of Ted, Tracey, Trina, Rhonda, Jennifer, Katie, Craig, Angela, Stephanie, Matthew, Tyler, Travis, Rebecca, Jessica, Alex, Miranda, Kayla, Devon, Joshua and Cassandra. Dear son of Ned and Aldoria, both predeceased. Dear brother of Rita (Gabe Dupuis), Armeline (Alonzo Penton), Jerry (Ellen), Simone, (Bill McAuliffe), Anita (Borden Powdall), and Pauline. Predeceased by Yvonne (Eddy Beauchamp) and Henry (Sheila). Sadly missed by his brothers and sisters-in-law, especially Rev. Fr. J. Sharpe and many nieces and nephews. Rested at Lougheed Funeral Home, 252 Regent St. at Hazel St. Funeral Mass in St. Pius X Church, Lively, Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at 11 am. Cremation at the Parklawn Crematorium. Donations to SRH ICU would be appreciated. Prayers Monday at 7:30 pm. Friends called 5 - 9 pm, Monday.
Manitoulin Expositor, September 5, 2007

LEBLANC, Rita Marie (née Dupuis) - The family announces with sorrow, her death in Sudbury, Thursday, January 8, 2009 at the age of 83 years. Daughter of the late Albert and of the late Rose Alma (née Rivest) Dupuis. Beloved wife of 66 years of Mose André Leblanc. Loving mother of Claudette Aline Buisson (Arthur) of Britt, Edward Leonel Leblanc (Aline) of Whitefish, Eveline Alice Plaunt (Glenn) of Sudbury, Susan Simone Garbutt (Don) and Doris Therese Bayer (Roy) both of Sheguiandah. Dear sister of Elise Carrière (late Paul), Justine Gareau (late Leon) both of Sudbury, Daniel Dupuis, Gabriel Dupuis (Rita) and Paul Dupuis (Dorothy) all of Sturgeon Falls, Delima Proulx (late Alcide) of Cornwall and Claire Lawlor of Port Dover. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters Cordilia Renaud (late Maurice), Wilfred Dupuis (late Cécile), Lionel Dupuis and Leonard Dupuis. Sadly missed by her 17 grandchildren, 37 great- grandchildren and 3 great-great- grandchildren. Lovingly remembered by many relatives and friends. The focus of her life was her loving family and no one left the house without a hug and kiss. She was an avid bingo player. The family will receive relatives and friends at the CO-OPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd. E. (at Notre-Dame) Sudbury, Saturday evening from 7-9:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel, Sudbury. Donations (by cheque only) to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation would be appreciated.
Sudbury Star, January 9, 2009

RAYMOND "RAY" LEBLOND
Ray Leblond passed away at the Sudbury General Hospital on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at the age of 61. Ray was the beloved husband of Marsha (née LaFleur), loved father of Kevin (Melanie) and Penny Leclerc (Jason) and sadly missed by his father Arthur. He will be lovingly remembered by three grandchildren, Erikka, Bailey and Cameron. Ray was the dear brother of Robert (Collette), Richard (Mona) and Daniel "Danny" (Tina). Fondly remembered by nephew Silvain and niece Christine, and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his mother Cecile (née Gauthier). Ray worked for many years at Ontario Power Generation and had a great love for the outdoors, whether it be trapping, hunting or fishing. He also enjoyed welding and was a member of the Lions Club for many years. Family and friends paid their respects at McGuinty Funeral Home for a memorial visitation on Saturday, February 5, 2011 from 9:30 am until the time of service at Paroisse St-Vincent-de-Paul at 11 am. Entombment at St. Mary's Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Mental Health Association or a charity of choice would be gratefully appreciated by the family. For the guest book, condolences or donations, go to www.mcguintyfuneralhome.com.
Manitoulin Expositor, February 9, 2011

ALTON LECAPPELAIN
In loving memory of Alton Lecappelain who was born on May 2, 1929 and passed away on April 8, 2006 at North Bay, Ontario after a courageous struggle with cancer. Alton, the son of Albert and Bessie Lecappelain, resided in North Bay with his wife Marie (Sim) where they raised four sons, Jim (Jeannie), Steve (Karen), Bruce (Carolyn), Larry and one daughter Nancy Walsh (Mike). The family, including their loving grandchildren have spent summers and any other holiday times on the Manitoulin at their cottage in the Slash. Alton's enterprising nature, handiwork, warmth and great sense of humour will be sadly missed by family and friends. Funeral service was held at the Martyn Funeral Home in North Bay on April 12, 2006.
Manitoulin Expositor, April 19, 2006

ALBERT EDWARD LEE
In loving memory of Albert Edward Lee, May 24, 1939 - May 6, 2008. Loved partner of Carol Beauchamp. Dear father of Judy & husband Edward Smith, Alberta Lee and Edward Lee. Stepfather of Steve Beauchamp & wife Tracey. Loved grandfather of Steven, Erin, Malcom, Kendra, Dayna and Carson. Predeceased by mother Alice Patterson. Predeceased by sisters Irene Williamson, Doreen Taylor, Vivian Bobei. Will be missed by nephew Butch & wife Lori Williamson, Dave & wife Pam Williamson, Nancy Thompson & husband Mike, Analle & Ed Niebrzydowski, and other nieces and nephews. Remembered by sister Helena Kimbery of Ohio. Direct Cremation. Family and friends are invited to join us in celebrating Albert's life on the afternoon of Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Butch Williamson's home. Donations in Albert's memory to Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Arrangements with Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, May 14, 2008

BETTE COLLEEN LEE (HARPER)
LEE, (Harper), Bette Colleen – a resident of Hanmer passed away at Elizabeth Bay at the home of her brother Arthur Harper on Wednesday, April 26. She was born on Manitoulin Island the daughter of the late Charles Harper and the former Grace Armstrong. She had been employed at the Home Hardware Store in Val Caron. She is survived by her husband John Edward Lee of Sudbury. Loving mother of 2 daughters Bette-Jean Lee of New York; Roseanne and son-in-law Gary Neath of Owen Sound; two sons John and daughter-in-law Debbie of Hanmer; and Trevor and his fiancé Lisa Deguire also of Hanmer. Loving grandmother of six grandchildren, Joey, Stephanie, Philip, John, Jessie and A.J.; Beloved sister of Art Harper of Elizabeth Bay; John (Jay) Harper of Reaboro and Charles (Bud) of Elizabeth Bay. She is predeceased by her step-brother Everett Armstrong. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. The funeral service was conducted at the Turner Funeral Home, Gore Bay on Friday, April 28, at 1:00 p.m. with Father Gower officiating. Interment in Gordon Cemetery. In remembrance donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated.
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Transcribed by Roberta Clark

EDNA LEE (MILLS)
Lee, Edna (Mills) - 69 yrs., Thursday morning August 23 at the Metropolitan Hospital, Windsor. Beloved wife of the late Richard H. Lee, predeceased in 1982. Loving mother of Richard of Sudbury, Mrs. Wilfred (Ruth) McGregor of Amherstburg, and Mary of Sudbury. Dear grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Mrs. Bernice Charlton of L.C., Bill of Sudbury, Frank of England, Mrs. Lucienna Yates of Bramalea and the late Aleatha, Stella and Stan all predeceased. Funeral service was held in the Lougheed Funeral Home, 252 Regent St., South, Sudbury, Mon., August 27th. Followed by cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium.
The funeral service was conducted by Elder Darwin B. Wismer and Don Arrowsmith of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
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LEE, Helen Farquhar (Wilson)-On Friday, May 28, 1971, at Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, beloved wife of Stanley B. Lee, dear mother of Richard B. Lee of Labrador City and the late Burdette W. Lee, dear sister of Mona G. Wilson of Charlottetown, P.E.I. and John A. Wilson, Jane (Mrs. Grey Hamilton Sr.) and Margaret (Mrs. Edward A. Keenleyside) all of Toronto. A private service has been held.
The Globe and Mail, Wednesday, June 2, 1971

JAMES EDWIN LEE
In loving memory of James Edwin Lee who passed away peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at the age of 89 years. Loved by wife Carole. Predeceased by wife Jessie (nee Corbett). Dear father of Jamie & wife Karen of Sunderland and their children Kevin, Jeffery, Rebecca and Jonathan. Will be missed by step children Eric & wife Claudette Troughton, Steven & wife Tammy Troughton, Geoffrey & wife Kelly Troughton, all of Oshawa, Shawn & wife Bonnie Troughton of Guelph, Dan & wife Dawn Troughton of Harriston, Kristin Troughton and step grandchildren Leeanne, Nicole, Ryan, Jeremy, Mikayla, Brianna, Justin, Kelsey, Nicholas and Brett. Fondly remembered by sister Isabel & husband Lorne Bradley of Glouster. There will be a memorial service later in the spring. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home, Little Current.
Manitoulin Expositor, February 19, 2003

[MARY ANN LEE]

Mrs. Henry Lee
Death claimed Mrs. Henry Lee at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pemberton of Thessalon, on Saturday, August 13, after an illness of only ten days. Mrs. Lee was in her ninty-sixth (sic) year and has enjoyed good health until very recently. She has lived in Thessalon for the past two years only, having previously been a resident of Mills Township.
Forty-five years ago Mrs. Lee came to the Manitoulin with her husband from the County of Bruce. They settled in Mills Township and she resided there until two years ago, living with her family since the death of Mr. Lee thirty six years ago.
The funeral took place in Thessalon on Monday, August 15. There are two daughters and four sons left, Mrs. Pemberton of Thessalon, Miss Christina of Powasson, William of Trout Creek, Charles of Providence Bay and Joseph and Jonas of Mills.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, August 25, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

PHYLLIS LEE
Phyllis passed away peacefully on Monday, December 14, 2009 at Alliston's Stevenson Memorial Hospital in her 67th year after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife and best friend of Gilles Fortier. Predeceased by her parents Bessie and Austin Wilson. Loved by children Dennis (Lianne) Lee of Orillia and Tammy (Jeff) Godfrey of Alliston and sister Norine Beange (Marvin Guy) of Manitoulin Island. Adored by her grandchildren Robyn, Georgia, Austin and Madison and will also be missed by Lisa, Dione, Mike, George and families and her many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and at Phyllis' request there will be a celebration of her life at a later date. If desired, online condolences may be made at www.thomasfuneralhome.ca or memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society may be made through W. Thomas Funeral Home, Alliston, Ontario (705) 435-5101 or the Canadian Cancer Society. Phyllis' family wishes to thank the many doctors and nurses in Manitoulin, Sudbury, Barrie, and finally Alliston for the fabulous care she received.
Manitoulin West Recorder, uncited
Submitted by Doug Tracy

Roy Lee Passes Away Aged Twelve
Roy, the twelve year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lee, of Mills, died on Saturday morning, Sept. 7, after a short illness. He contracted blood poison and passed away after a week’s illness. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon and was attended by a large number of friends and relatives. Roy was a popular boy in the neighbourhood and the bereaved parents have the sincere sympathy of the whole community.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, September 12, 1912
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Violet Evelyn Lee
November 11, 1914-March 25, 2003
Violet Lee, a resident of the Manitoulin Lodge, died at the Lodge on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at the age of 88 years. She was born at Britainville, daughter of the late Ralph and Emma (Davis) Pearson. She was a member of the Women’s Institute and enjoyed knitting and quilting. Violet was a kind and helpful lady who at the age of 60 years, graduated from the Health aid course.
Violet was predeceased by her husband Percy Lee. Loving and loved mother of Elwood and his wife Barbara Lee of Kagawong, Evelyn and husband Frank Orford of Sudbury, Jim and his wife Beatrice Lee of Owen Sound and Anne and husband Murray Hammond of Evansville. Proud grandmother of Roy, Cynthia, Roger and his wife Cathy, Dennis and his wife Lianne and Tammy and husband Jeff Godfrey and great grandchildren Jennifer, Christine, Ryan, Shawn, Amy, Brittany, Jenna, Robyn, Georgia, Austin and Madison. Dear sister-in-law of Viola Pearson of Gore Bay. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Ruby Middaugh and Bertha Scott and brothers Chester and Stanley Pearson.
Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home on Friday, March 28, 2003 from 12:30-2 p.m. The funeral service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Maxine McVey officiating. Spring interment in Mills Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to the Manitoulin Lodge Auxiliary.
Manitoulin Expositor, Date unknown
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Funeral Card
Entered into rest
At Unity, Saskatchewan, on
Wednesday, 4th, December, 1929
Annie Leeson
(aged 66 years and 5 months)
Beloved wife of James Leeson
Divine Service will be held in St. John's Church, Unity, on Friday, 6th, December, 1929, at 2 o'clock p.m., thence to the place of interment in Pleasant View Cemetery.

BENJAMIN EARL LEESON
In loving memory of Benjamin Earl Leeson who died peacefully at home on Saturday March 5, 2005 at the age of 78 years. Earl sailed for 51 years starting right from public school. He was a Marine Engineer for many years. Born in Hilly Grove on December 26, 1926. Son of the late Benjamin and Kathrine Leeson. Survived by his cherished wife Eileen (nee Moggy) Leeson. Loved by son Morden and wife Bertha. Will be greatly missed by grandchildren Ben, Luke, Shauna and Jesse. Remembered by sister Muriel and husband Cecil Hindman. Predeceased by brothers Bob and Orval (wife Brenda). Family and friends gathered on Monday evening from 6 - 9 pm. The funeral service was held on Tuesday March 8, 2005 at 2 pm at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Manitowaning. Burial in the spring in Hilly Grove Cemetery. Donations to Daffodil Terrace or St. Paul's Church would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, March 9, 2005

DANNY DALE LEESON
In loving memory of Danny Dale Leeson who died peacefully at the Mindemoya Hospital on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Nancy (nee Sisson). Loving father of Brenton Wayne (wife Lori) of South Baymouth and Bradley Dale (wife Ashley) of St. Joseph Island. Proud Poppa of Trinity Paige, Tyler Wayne and Hazel Mae. Predeceased by his brother Leonard Gary (wife Grace) Leeson of South Baymouth. Brother-in-law of Karen (predeceased), and husband Red (Maurice) McCarthy of Sudbury, Colleen “Bids” McGauley (Darrell predeceased) of South Baymouth. Dear uncle of many. Danny loved camping, fishing and going hunting with the boys. He was a die hard Maple Leafs fan and a great hockey dad. Family and friends were invited to Nancy’s home to celebrate Danny’s life on Friday, June 17th, 2011 from 2-5 pm. Danny will be buried in Hilly Grove Cemetery privately. Donations to Tehkummah First Response, Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary or St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Church would be appreciated.
Manitoulin Expositor, June 22, 2011

DARREL JAMES LEESON
In loving memory of Darrel James Leeson, November 5, 1961 - November 17, 2005. Darrel loved to hunt, fish and drive truck. Beloved husband of Evelyn (nee Ziegler). Cherished father of Cody and Courtney, both at home. Loved son of Weston and Gail (nee Jewell) Leeson; all of Little Current. Will be missed by brothers Shane and wife Melanie of B.C. and Trevor and wife Trish of Trenton. Remembered by nine nieces and one nephew. Visitation was 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 Sunday. Funeral Service was at 1 pm, Monday, November 21, 2005 at Island Funeral Home. Burial at Hilly Grove Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, November 23, 2005

ELIZABETH LEESON
Death of Mrs. James Leeson
On Saturday morning, July 15, 1924 Mrs. James Leeson, Sr. passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Bennett, of South Bay Mouth, at the age of 91 years.
About nine months ago Mrs. Leeson suffered a serious illness from which she never regained strength and gradually sank. The funeral took place on Monday morning, July 7th, at Hilly Grove cemetery and was attended by a large concourse of people. Rev. H. E. Pelletier of Manitowaning conducted the service. The deceased was a life long member of the Church of England and was a true church woman.
Mrs. Leeson was an Irishwoman of the old stock and first saw the light of day in Rossiare, County of Wexford from which place she left with her mother on August 19th, 1864 to join her only sister in Canada, Mrs. James Young, then of Orangeville, Ont., who passed away in Georgetown, Ont., about fourteen years ago. Their father died several years before.
Mrs. Leeson came to Manitoulin Island about forty years ago wither husband and five small children, her husband passed away thirteen years ago. Mrs. Leeson's maiden name was Elizabeth Wright.
She leaves to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother; Four daughters and one son, namely: James Leeson of Hilly Grove, Mrs. T.A. Quackenbush of Tehkummah, Mrs. George Bennett of Hilly Grove, Mrs. Robert E. Sims of Manitowaning and Mrs. Henry Bennett of South Bay Mouth., also twenty-eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Farewell dear mother, sweet they rest
Farewell till that Happy Home
We shall behold they face again.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, August 28, 1924
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

ELIZABETH (BETTY) LEESON
LEESON, Elizabeth (Betty) – at 20 Westview Cr., passed away Sunday, April 22nd, St. Joseph General Hospital, Elliot Lake. The late Mrs. Leeson is survived by her husband Calvin, children Randy and wife Vicki, James and wife Heather, of Elliot Lake. Granddaughters, Julie, Melanie, Sheri and Kristy. Also survived by brother-in-law Glen and wife Edna and family. Predeceased by her parents Bert and Katherine Ferguson and one brother Larry. Funeral services for the late Mrs. Leeson were held Wednesday at 11 am from the United Church. Interment at Green Bay Cemetery.
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EUNICE VIVIAN LEESON
In loving memory of Eunice Vivian Leeson, January 28, 1911 to September 12, 2002.
Eunice Leeson, a resident of Centennial Manor, Little Current, and formerly of Mill Site Apartments, Gore Bay, died at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current on Thursday, September 12, 2002 at the age of 91 years. She was born in Burpee Township, daughter of the late Archibald and Janet (McPherson) Ainslie. Eunice had been an elementary school teacher. Eunice and Roy had lived at Elizabeth Bay for many years, in the home they had renovated, and is now occupied by Marty and Molly Ainslie.
Predeceased by her husband Roy Leeson, June 26, 1993. Dear sister of Brenda Miller of Louisiana, niece Karen Floyd of St. Catharines, great nephew Jim Ainslie Jr. and a number of other nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Betty and brothers Ralph (Duncan) and Cleave. The funeral service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel of the Culgin Funeral Home on Saturday September 14, 2002 with Mr. Erwin Thompson officiating. Interment in Gordon Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Elizabeth Bay United Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Manitoulin Expositor, September 18, 2002

EVERETT FRANK LEESON
It is with sadness that the family of Everett Frank Leeson announces his sudden and peaceful passing on August 25, 2010 in Nanaimo, B.C. at the age of 89. Everett was born on November 23, 1920 in 'The White House' at South Baymouth, the youngest son of Hugh Frederick Leeson and Kathryn Patterson Chisholm. Everett was very pleased to be able to visit Manitoulin in July 2010 and visit relatives and friends there, including Dave Leeson, Wayne Sanders, Donna Phillips, Mary Leeson, Loretta Mucha and Dick and Eunice Bowerman. Predeceased by his parents, his wife Louise (Powell) and his siblings: Roy (Eunice Ainslie), Hilda Findlay (Fred), Neola Sanders (William) and William (Adella Ritchie). Everett is survived by his children James (Renate) of Victoria, Terry (Beverly) of Brisbane, Australia, Roy (Karen) of Victoria, Maureen Parsons (Ray Satermo) of Nanaimo, and Michael (Sabina) of Victoria; grandchildren Heather Chan (Darryl), Ian Leeson, Colin, Neil and Nicole Parsons, Jacinta Leeson, Michael and Oshin Ghazarian-Leeson; great-grandchildren Matthew and Riley Chan; his long-time friend and companion May King and a large extended family. By request, there will be no formal service. Condolences and memories, or family tree information may be sent c/o Roy and Karen Leeson, 3924 Braefoot Road, Victoria, B.C., V8P 3T2.
Manitoulin Expositor, September 1, 2010

FLORENCE PEARL LEESON (MIDDAUGH)
LEESON, Florence Pearl (Middaugh) – At Manitoulin Health Centre on Saturday, June 13, 1992, Florence Pearl Leeson (Middaugh) of Manitoulin Centennial Manor in her 83rd year. Wife of the late John F. Leeson. Dear mother of Norma McCulligh (husband Lloyd) of Sudbury, Stewart (wife Jane) of Mindemoya, Chesley (wife Carol) of Sardis, BC and Russell (wife Beryl) of Sudbury. Also survived by nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Dear sister of Lorne of Silver Bay and Stewart (wife Verna) of Big Lake. Predeceased by one son, Nelson; one sister, Hazel; and three brothers, Venus, Norman and Oliver. Rested at Eagleson Funeral Home in Little Current on Monday, June 15. Funeral service from there was on Tuesday, June 16, with Reverend Oliver Stevens officiating. Interment in Hilly Grove Cemetery.
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FREDERICK ROY ALEXANDER LEESON
LEESON, Frederick Roy Alexander – a resident of Manitoulin Lodge, passed away at Mindemoya Hospital on Saturday, June 26, 1993 in his 85 year. He was born in Tehkummah, son of the late Frederick and Kathryn (Chisholm) Leeson, Roy had worked at various jobs including the Department of National Defence and the Ontario Paper Company, but his real interest was fishing. He worked in Port Dover for the Colby Fish Company for a number of years, and after returning to Manitoulin in 1959 worked for Willard Witty.
Beloved husband of Eunice (Ainslie) Leeson and dear brother of Neola Sanders of Manitowaning, Everett Leeson of Nanaimo, BC and William Leeson of Goderich. Predeceased by sister Hilda Findlay.
The funeral service was conducted at the Turner Funeral Home on Tuesday at 11 am with Erwin Thompson officiating. Interment in Gordon Cemetery. In remembrance donations to the Manitoulin Health Centre would be appreciated.
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Manitowaning Happenings

Harry Leeson Dies in Hospital
Former lifelong Hilly Grove Settlement Farmer, Harry Leeson who had been sick for sometime; died during the past week shortly after arriving in hospital.
For the past approximate ten years, Harry had been retired and living in our Village; prior to retirement he was a hard working farmer and one of the old timers that spent his entire life working the land.
To his wife, “Suzie” and to his daughters we all extend our deepest sympathy in their loss of a loved one.
Interment will be in Hilly Grove and just a short distance from where he worked most of his life on the former Leeson farm.
Manitoulin Expositor, 17 May 1973
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IDELLA “DELL” SUZANNE (RITCHIE) LEESON
LEESON, (Ritchie) Idella “Dell” Suzanne – At Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich on Sunday, June 2, 1996, Idella Suzanne “Dell” (Ritchie) Leeson of Goderich in her 90th year. Beloved wife of William George Leeson. Dear mother of David and Joan Leeson of Kitchener. Loving grandmother of Ryan and Brock. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents John and Suzanne (Bowerman) Ritchie; sisters Nellie Hembruff, Millie Marwick, Ruby Leeson, Pearl Chisholm. Hazel (Leeson) Dear; brother William Ritchie and twin brother Lloyd Ritchie. Funeral service was held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Goderich with Reverend D.R. Nicholson officiating. Special music was provided by Richard and Laurine Madge. Interment Maitland Cemetery. Pallbearers were Brock Leeson, Ryan Leeson, Max Leeson, Reg Leeson, Dan Leeson, Max Hembruff. Donations to Knox Presbyterian Church or Alexandra Marine General Hospital gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy. McCallum and Palla Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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JAMES "JIM" ISAIAH LEESON
In loving memory of James "Jim" Isaiah Leeson who died peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at the age of 75. Jim was born on December 20, 1934 to Basil and Sarah (Hunter) Leeson. Survived by beloved wife Mary (nee Taylor), cherished daughters Heather (husband Dave Fetterly) of Woodbridge and Shannon (husband Noel Labelle) of Falconbridge, and his well loved granddaughter Katie Grace Labelle. Dear brother of Kenneth Leeson (predeceased), Mary Leeson, and Alex Leeson (wife Eleanor), both of Manitowaning. Will forever be remembered by nieces, nephews and extended family. Jim sailed on the Great Lakes for many years and also worked for the school board in Sarnia. He returned north to work at the Hagar gas plant and finally retired to the Manitoulin and pursued his love for hunting and fishing. Family came first to Jim, and his wife and children were the joy of his life. He will be missed dearly by family and friends but has left us all with many cherished memories. Safe journey FSHNJM. Jim's request was cremation with no services. If so desired, donations can be made to the MHC "Tree of Life" Campaign in memory of Jim. Arrangements with Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, August 18, 2010

KATHRYN P. LEESON
Leeson - Passed away at Centennial Manor on Wednesday, January 16, 1980.
Kathryn P. Leeson (Chisholm) in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Frederick Leeson. Dear mother of Roy of Elizabeth Bay, Neola (Mrs. William Sanders) of South Baymouth, Bill of Goderich and Everett of Port Alberni, B.C. Sister of Mrs. Maud Muir of Thunder Bay and Murray Chisholm of Tobermory. She rested at St. Andre's by the Sea United Church. Funeral service was from there on Friday, January 18, 1980 at 1:30 p.m. with Mrs. Marvel Neddow officiating. Interment in Hilly Grove Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, January 23, 1980.

KENNETH BASIL LEESON
In loving memory of Kenneth Basil Leeson who passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at the age of 67. Born to Basil and Sarah (Hunter) Leeson on May 26, 1937. Will be forever missed by siblings Jim and wife Mary of Manitowaning, Alex and Eleanor of Sudbury. Loved uncle of Shannon and husband Noel Labelle, Heather and husband Dave Fetterly, Samantha Leeson, Matthew Leeson. Special great uncle of Katie Labelle. Visitation was from 7 - 9 pm Friday, Funeral service was at 3 pm, Saturday, October 23, 2004 at Knox United Church, Manitowaning, Pastor Larry Sayer officiating. Burial at Hilly Grove Cemetery.
Donations to Knox United Church. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, October 27, 2004

KENNETH LEO LEESON
November 14, 1936-June 20, 2010
Announcing the passing of Kenneth Leo Leeson a.k.a. “Boss Hog” on June 20, 2010. He left us on Father’s Day. He will be missed by his one and only granddaughter Lexi Marie Melnick, (the apple of his eye), and his daughter Elaine Leeson. At Dad’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service. I want to send a big thank you to the following people. To my best friend Char, she drove me to the Manitoulin in record time. We didn’t make it in time but she really tried hard. To David Wood for checking in on Dad and reporting back to me for several months. He was always ready to help me at a moments notice, and he was there for me after Dad’s death with all the final details. He is an angel on my shoulder and this will never be forgotten. To my Mom, Laura, the ex-wife, for speeding into Manitowaning and the hospital to be with my Dad when I called her. She was with him when I couldn’t be in his final hours. To Dennis and George for all their help and sweat. Also to everyone who called with words of condolence. Dad we love you and you will be missed. Elaine and Lexi.
Manitoulin Expositor, June 30, 2010

[NANCY LEESON]

Deaths
Leeson-At Tehkummah, on September 23, Mrs. W.J.L. Leeson, aged 58 years.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 14, 1920
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Death of Mrs. Leeson
Mrs. Nancy Leeson passed away after a long and suffering illness in her fifty eighth year, Sept. 29, 1920, at her late residence, Lot 2, Con. 6, Tehkummah, where she had resided with her estimable husband, William J.L. Leeson, for forty years, having been married Dec. 21, 1880, in the English Church, Manitowaning, Ont., by the late Rev. Rowland Hill.
Owing to their thrift and industry, comfort and prosperity are the outstanding features of their home. Besides the sorrowing husband, a large family are left to mourn her untimely demise composed of nine sons and two daughters, Mrs. A.B. Connell, Maitowaning, Mrs. R. Arnold Tehkummah, Samuel, Charles Lewis Sask. In Vancouver, Manasset, Wellington, and Ross, Leonard at home.
For thirty-four years they kept the post office and many were the mails that passed through her dear hands to the neighbours and children in the Slash Settlement.
The funeral was held Sunday Sept. 29th. Rev. H.E. Pelletier, conducted the service emphasizing the noble Christian character of the deceased.
The stately oak casket was piled high with many floral designs contributed by many friends.
A very large cortege of friends from far and near followed the remains to Hilly Grove cemetery testifying to the high regard in which the deceased was held.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 21, 1920
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NELLIE LEESON (ARNOLD)
Nellie Leeson (Arnold) a resident of the Centennial Manor, Little Current, died at the Manor on Saturday, May 22, 1999 at the age of 91 years. She was born in Sandfield Township, daughter of the late John and Susan (Coultis) Arnold. She had worked as a cook at South Baymouth for a few years, but most of her life was spent working on the farm with her husband, and raising her family. She was a member of the United Church and the Triangle Club in Tehkummah. Nellie enjoyed her life working on the farm, doing embroidery and cooking. She especially enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, and many fond memories will be cherished.
Nellie was predeceased by her husband Austin Boyd Leeson. Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Connie and Jack Cresswell of Sudbury; Ken Leeson of Tehkummah; Rex Leeson of Sault Ste. Marie and Lorne and Anne Leeson of Tehkummah. Proud grandmother of 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Nellie was the last surviving member of her family. She was predeceased by brothers and sisters William, Roy, Harvey, Ross, Harry, Ethel, Lee and Edith.
Friends called at the Fairview United Church, Tehkummah on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The funeral service was conducted on Wednesday May 26, 1999 at 2 p.m. with Mr. Wally Wood officiating. Interment in Hilly Grove Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to the cancer society, Centennial Manor or the charity of your choice. Manitowaning Chapel.
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ORVILLE WILLIAM LEESON
LEESON, Orville William – (Resident of Warren) at Sudbury General Hospital, Tuesday, May 26, 1992 at the age of 58 years of cancer. Loved husband of Brenda Reed. Loved father of Chris (wife Lynn) of Warren; Lee (husband Steve Simon) of Port Perry. Loved by grandchildren Nicolette Simon, Shyanne and Anthony Leeson. Dear brother of Earl (wife Eileen) of Manitowaning; Muriel (husband Cecil Hindman) of Garson. Predeceased by parents Mary Katherine and Benjamin Leeson, A brother Robert James and grandchildren Kelsey and Kyla Leeson. A funeral memorial service was held in Warren United Church. Reverend Bryon Woolcock officiated Thursday, May 28. There was also a service of Holy Communion offered in thankfulness for the life and love of Orville, held in St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Garson. Rested eternal grant unto him O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon him.
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RAE VIVIAN LEESON
December 10, 1913 - March 15, 1997
LEESON, Rae Vivian - a resident of Big Lake, passed away quietly on Saturday, March 15, 1997 at Mindemoya Hospital, in her 84th year. Rae was born in Sandfield Township, daughter of the late Wilfred and Lily (Richards) Brown and had lived her entire life within its boundaries until she moved to the Centennial Manor in September, 1995. Rae's home and her family were her main concerns and source of pride. Never dwelling on her own problems she was always interested in the other person. Many hours were spent visiting and having tea at the kitchen table. In 1995, Rae won first Citizen of the Year awarded by the Township of Sandfield and earlier the same year was made a life member of the Big Lake Women's Institute. For many years she operated the rural telephone exchange for Big lake and Silver Bay and later had the local Post Office in her home. Rae will be sadly missed but will live on forever in the thoughts and memories of her family and friends. Wife of the late Wellington Leeson, predeceased March 21, 1973. Dearly loved mother of Linda Farquhar (husband Thomas W.) of Mindemoya. Wonderful grandmother of Peter Love and his wife Patti of Mindemoya and Jennifer Love and her companion Brian of Wingham. Very dear friend of Charles Love and his wife June. Proud great grandmother of Dana, Nathan and Amy. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the Mindemoya United Church on Tuesday, March 18, 1997. Funeral service was conducted with Reverend Mary Jo Eckert Tracy officiating. Spring interment in Mindemoya Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary, the Mindemoya United Church, or the Big Lake Women's Institute. Arrangements entrusted to Culgin Funeral Home. "She embodied the lessons of Jesus, and could echo the words of St. Paul. I have fought the good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith".
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ROBERT JAMES LEESON
Sunday morning, July 8, 1979 at his residence 360 Elgin St., Sudbury.
Robert James Leeson, age 55 years, husband of Loretta (McMullen) Leeson of Sheguiandah. Father of Ronald of Little Current, William of Val Caron, Larry and the late Ivan (predeceased 1975), Grandfather of 8 grandchildren. Son of Ben Leeson of Little Current and the late Mary Katherine Leeson, predeceased. Brother of Earl of Manitowaning, Mrs. Cecil (Muriel) Hindman of Garson and Orville of Warren. Funeral Service in St. Paul's Anglican Church Manitowaning, Ontario, Wednesday, July 11th, 1979 at 2 p.m. Rev. Jerry Smith officiating. Interment in the family plot at Hillygrove Cemetery, Manitoulin Island.
Manitoulin Expositor, July 11, 1979

ROBERT JAMES LEESON
Leeson, Robert James (Bob) - O Heavenly Father help us to trust our loved ones to thy care. When sorrow darkens our lives, help us to look up to thee, remembering the cloud of witness by which we are compassed about and grant that we on earth, rejoicing ever in thy presence, may share with them the rest and peace which Thy Presence gives. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
A native of Manitoulin Island a retired mechanic, Robert James Leeson, 55, of 360 Elgin St. Sudbury died at his residence July 8, 1979. He was born at Assiginack Twp., The Slash, Manitoulin Island, son of Ben Leeson of Centennial Manor, Little Current, and the late Mary Katherine Leeson. Grandson of the late Robert and Flora McLennan and the late James and Mina Leeson.
He had lived in Sudbury for the past three years prior to that he had resided at Iron Bridge and on Manitoulin. He had worked as a mechanic for 30 years, retiring because of ill health in 1974.
He was a veteran of World War 2 serving overseas in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany as Cpl. in the tank corp. He remained overseas in Germany in the occupational force until Feb. 1946 and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He was a director of the Sudbury War Pensioners Association.
A member of the Anglican Church, he was confirmed in St. Mary's Anglican Church, The Slash, Ontario 1938. Surviving besides his wife, the former Loretta McMullen and his father are three sons Ronald of Little Current, William, Val Caron and Larry, eight grandchildren, two brothers Earl of Manitowaning and Orville of Warren, and a sister Muriel (Mrs. Cecil Hindman of Garson). A son Ivan died in 1976.
Funeral service was held in St. Pauls Anglican Church, Manitowaning on July 11, 1979. Rev. Jerry Smith officiated. The beautiful hymn Breathe on me breath of God was sung by the congregation and the 23rd Psalm was read by special request. Interment in the family plot in Hilly Grove Cemetery Manitoulin. Serving as Pallbearers were members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Little Current branch. A nephew, Morden Leeson drove the flower car.
Manitoulin Expositor, February 20, 1980

ROBERT R. LEESON
LEESON – At Manitoulin Centennial Manor on Thursday, March 22, 1990 Robert R. Leeson in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Lillian Leeson (Gray). Dear father of Golden (wife Nancy), Gary (wife Pauline) and Sandra Leeson-Poole (husband Michael) all of Ottawa. Loved by five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Also survived by one sister Mrs. Arvella Cooke of Edmonton, Alta. Resting at Eagleson funeral home Sunday after 2 pm. Funeral service was from there on Monday, March 26 at 11 a.m. with Rev. C. Sommerville officiating. Interment in Hilly Grove Cemetery.
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ROSS LEESON
LEESON, Ross – At Mindemoya Hospital on Wednesday, February 12, 1986. Ross Leeson of South Bay Mouth in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Ruby Leeson. Dear father of Reg of South Bay Mouth, Max of Don Mills, and Idella, (Mrs. Stuart Crouch) of Toronto. Loving brother of Hazel Arnold of Sandfield. Also loved by 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Predeceased by eight brothers Samuel, Antoine, Charlie, Lewis, Wellington, Jack, Hughie, and Leonard and one sister Josephine Connell. Rested at St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Church in South Bay Mouth on Friday, February 14, 1986. Funeral service was held from there on Saturday, February 15, 1986 with Rev. Dawn Vaneyk officiating. Interment in Hilly Grove Cemetery. A Masonic Memorial service will be held on Friday, February 14, 1986.
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SARAH LEESON (HUNTER)
LEESON - At Manitoulin Health Centre on Monday, March 4, 1985 Sarah Leeson (Hunter) of Manitowaning in her 84th year. Dear wife of the late Basil Leeson. Loving mother of James of Warren, Kenneth and Mary both of Manitowaning and Alex of Sudbury. Also loved by 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by 3 brothers, John, Joseph and Robert. Rested at Knox United Church in Manitowaning Wednesday, March 6 after 7:00 p.m. Funeral service from there on Thursday, March 7 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dawn Vaneyk officiating. Interment in Hilly Grove Cemetery.
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SUZANNAH LEESON
LEESON, Suzannah – Suddenly at Manitowaning on Wednesday, January 18, 1989, Suzannah “Susie” Leeson in her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late Harry Leeson. Dear mother of Lee (Mrs. Don Palin) of Penticton, B.C., Elaine (Mrs. Will Samis) of Iron Bridge and Joan (Mrs. Brian Mulcahey) of Clarkson. Loving sister of Stan, Nellis and Stella (Mrs. Rone Mae Dougall) all of Manitowaning, Melvin and Pearl (Mrs. Jack Abrahall) both of Tehkummah. Clint of Espanola and Evelyn Whalen of Pickering. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Predeceased by one daughter Marguerite Stonehouse, two sisters Hazel Brandon and Lila Simpson and two brothers Harold and Burton. Resting at Knox United Church Friday after 7:00 pm. Funeral service from there on Saturday, January 21, at 2:00 pm with Rev. Alex Manson officiating. Interment in Hilly Grove Cemetery.
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WILLIAM ALTON "BILL" LEESON
In loving memory of William Alton "Bill" Leeson who passed away Tuesday morning,
October 28, 2003 at his residence in Val Caron at the age of 54 years.
Beloved husband of Joyce (Burnett) Leeson of Val Caron. Loving father of Jennifer (husband Michael Therrien) of Hanmer, Rick (wife Nikki) and Craig all of Val Caron. Proud grandfather of Michaela, Crystal, Cody and Keara. Dear son of Loretta (McMullen) Macki of Webbwood and Robert Leeson (predeceased). Dear brother of Ron Leeson (wife Joan) of Webbwood, Larry Leeson of British Columbia, and Ivan Leeson (predeceased). Sadly missed by his special canine companion "Nix". Bill enjoyed music, dancing, fishing and hunting and family times. He served as a boy scout and cub leader for over 10 years. Bill retired from INCO in 1998 after 30 years of service as an electrician. He greatly cared for and enjoyed his family, Bill leaves them a wonderful legacy of strength and love and he will remain forever in their hearts.
Funeral service was held at the Lougheed Funeral Home, Val Caron/Blezard Valley Chapel 1815 Main Street, Val Caron on Friday, October 31, 2003. Interment at The Valley East Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, November 5, 2003

WILLIAM GEORGE "BILL" LEESON
In memory of William George "Bill" Leeson who passed away at Huronview on Saturday, December 23, 2006 in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Idella Leeson (1996). Dear father of David and Joan Leeson of Kitchener. Loving grandfather of Ryan and Brock. Survived by brother Everett Leeson. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Fred and Catherine Leeson, sisters Hilda Findlay, Neola Sanders and brother Roy Leeson. Visitation was held at McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd., at east St., Goderich on Wednesday from 11 am until the time of service at 12 noon. Interment at Maitland Cemetery. Donations to Knox Presbyterian Church or the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital Foundation gratefully acknowledged.
Manitoulin Expositor, January 3, 2007

WRIGHT W. LEESON
LEESON, Wright W. – At Manitoulin Health Centre on Monday, April 20, 1987. Wright W. Leeson of Manitoulin Centennial Manor in his ninetieth year. Beloved husband of the late Ellen M. “Nellie” Leeson. Dear father of Rozella (Mrs. Tom Chapman) of Victoria Harbor, Mrs. Donna Phillips of Lively, Moyra (Mrs. Norman Size) of Manitowaning, Weston of Little Current and Carol (Mrs. Neil Middaugh) of Big Lake. Loving brother of Amy (Mrs. Owen Maguire) of Manitowaning. Also loved by 22 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Predeceased by four brothers Fred, Basil, Ben and Harry and one sister Bessie Hall. Rested at Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints in the Slash Tuesday after 7 p.m. Funeral service was from there on Wednesday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m. with Elder Harold Case officiating assisted by Elder Red Butler. Interment in Hilly Grove Cemetery.
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GILLES JOSEPH LEGAULT
In loving memory of Gilles Joseph Legault, October 15, 1964 - June 1, 2006.
Gilles Legault passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2006 at the age of 41. He will be truly missed by all. Gilles loved the outdoors, working in the bush, and driving his skidder. He was always ready to lend a helping hand. Loved by wife Pam Roy of M'Chigeeng (owner of Gina's Restaurant) and her children Gina-Marie, Jasmine and Roman. Father of Joey and partner Shawana and grandfather of Brie. Brother-in-law of Cindy Roy and partner Steve, Jeff Roy and partner Sheila. Dear son of Denise Legault, father Maurice (predeceased). Remembered by siblings Nicole and partner Lucien, Denis and wife Martine, Ginette and husband Rock Levac. Uncle to nephews Julian and Derek, Jonathan and Jacob. Remembered by grandmother Simone. Will be missed by all the kids at the weekend day care. Devoted owner of Brownie. Gathering of family and friends at Pam's home on Saturday and Sunday to share memories and support. Memorial Service to be held in Ottawa. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, June 7, 2006

ANNIE LEHMAN
LEHMAN: Died at Mindemoya on Sunday, the 3rd inst., Mrs. Annie Lehman, mother of M. Lehman, Gore Bay, Jesse Lehman, Kagawong and W. Lehman, Mindemoya
The Recorder, October 7,1909

[ISABELLA LEHMAN]

Obituary
Mrs. Lehman
The funeral of Mrs. M. Lehman, who died on Wednesday, Nov. 17, was held on Friday morning at her home. Rev. W. Morrison conducted the service at the house and Mr. W. Elford at the cemetery at Mindemoya, where the remains were laid to rest beside her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Robinson, Mr. Lehman’s parents are also buried there.
The late Mrs. Lehman was born in Grey County in 1865 and came to Mindemoya when a child. Mr. and Mrs. Lehman have lived in Gore Bay for over thirty years. Although Mrs. Lehman has been in poor health for about twenty years has only been suffered from cancer, the disease that was the cause of her death, for the past year and a half, during which time everything has been done to give relief. She took Dr. Glover’s treatment, but too late to cure her.
Those left to mourn beside her husband are three brothers, Joe Robinson of Toronto, William of Saskatchewan, and Robert of Burpee; two sisters, Mrs. Love of Mindemoya and Mrs. Crosley of Blind River; three sons, Wes at home, Abe and Wilfred of Saskatchewan; one daughter, Mrs. Suttaby of Brantford; and a granddaughter, Laura, daughter of Wes, who has always lived with her grandmother.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, November 4, 1920
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Frank Lehman Buried Monday
Funeral service was held Monday afternoon from Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Little Current, for Frank B. Lehman, who died suddenly at St. Joseph’s Hospital last Friday, May 7, aged 56.
Widely known as a curler, camp operator, and member of the Masonic Order, Mr. Lehman died less than 24 hours after a stroke suffered while he was redecorating his home. He retired two years ago from the position of Little Current town clerk as a result of a slight stroke at that time.
Members of Gore Bay and Espanola lodges joined with members of Little Current’s Doric Lodge 455 A.F. & A.M. to form a guard of honor, and conduct a Masonic service at the graveside. Nearly 60 Masons attended. Mr. Lehman was a past master of Doric Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Irene Stewart, two sons, Stewart of Espanola, and Floyd of Toronto, two daughters, Mrs. D. Minor of Miami Fla. And Mrs. Chester Burns, of Gore Bay, one sister, Mrs. Irene Bousquet, of Little Current, and a brother, James of Manitowaning.
Burial was in the Anglican Cemetery.
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LEHMAN – Georgina Lehman beloved wife of James Lehman died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Little Current on Thursday, August 1, 1974 in her 67th year. She rested at St. Paul's Anglican Church. Funeral service was from there Saturday, August 3 at 2:00 pm. Interment took place at Hilly Grove Cemetery.
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Georgina Lehman
Georgina Eileen Bennett, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bennet and beloved wife of James Lehman was suddenly taken from our midst on August first, 1974. She was in her 67th year.
She rested at St. Paul's Anglican Church at Manitowaning, where she was a faithful member. Relatives and friends gathered there to pay their last tribute. The Church Women served delicious food during the evening.
The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Canon D. H. Dixon and she was laid to rest at Hilly Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lorne Bousquet, James Bousquet, Wm. Strain, Andy Buttela, Austin Wright and Andreas Kramer. Ushers were J. R. Tilston and Eric Stillwaugh.
Georgina was born at South Baymouth where she went to the village school. Later she attended Continuation School at Manitowaning where she was to spend most of her life. She married Jim Lehman on February 20, 1928, quietly at the family home by Rev. H. E. Pelletier. A year later her son Gerald was born. She began her married life in their beautiful Bear Lake camp, working side by side with her husband. When Jerry was five they moved to Manitowaning permanently, where she now took part in community and Church work in the long years there she made many steadfast friends to whom she offered her own warm hospitality. Her later disability was borne with endless courage and determination.
We mourn her loss in never failing remembrance. Her husband Jim, her son Jerry, and her granddaughter Beverley Lehman. Her sisters Lena Hall, Sara Wright, and Daisy Kramer. A sister Clara died in 1967. Her brothers Walter, Kenneth and Bert Bennett.
The many flowers and contributions were greatly appreciated. The battle against Muscular Dystrophy is a fight to be won.
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JESSE LEHMAN
The last member of one of Manitoulin's pioneer families in the person of Mr. Jesse Lehman, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, Little Current, on May 24th, in his 94th year, after an illness of about two months.
Mr. Lehman was born in Altona, Ontario, and came to the Manitoulin as a child of three with his parents, five brothers and one sister. A second sister was born shortly after their arrival. The family settled on Lake Manitou and carved a home and farm out of the wilderness in a real pioneer manner.
As a young man, he worked in Gore Bay for Mr. D.A. Miller, a general merchant. Later he opened his own store in Kagawong. In 1895 he married Catherine McLeod who predeceased him in 1928. They had two sons, Frank (died in 1954) and Jim of Manitowaning, and two daughters, Nellia May (died in infancy) and Irene (Mrs. Lorne Bousquet) of Little Current.
While in Kagawong, Mr. Lehman also bought and sold pulpwood along Western Manitoulin. He moved to Long Lake where he operated a tourist camp until the death of his wife. He purchased the Killarney Hotel, which he operated for seven years. While there he married Ruth Austin of Chicago, who passed away in 1956.
From Killarney, he moved to Manitowaning, where he resided for many years. For some time he has made his home with his son Jim in Manitowaning, and his daughter Irene in Little Current.
During his lifetime, Mr. Lehman carried on a variety of activities. Besides those mentioned, he prospected, traded in furs and livestock and sold automobiles.
He is survived by 8 grandchildren (one grandson was killed in World Way two), 13 great grandchildren (a granddaughter predeceased him in 1954) and 4 great great grandchildren.
Funeral service was held at the Tracy Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 27th, 1968, with interment in Kagawong Cemetery, with Rev. Hugh Gemmell of Little Current United Church officiating. Active pallbearers were grandsons Gerald Lehman, Stewart Lehman, Jim Bousquet, Chester Burns and Harry Loosemore and grand nephew Russell Lehman. The honourary pallbearers were Morgan Bowser, Milton Buie, Fred Graham, Vesper McCutcheon, Alex McLeod, Goldwin Tustian, Bert Putt and Tom Boyd.
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JAMES RALPH LEHMAN
Lehman - James Ralph Lehman aged 76 years, passed away at Manitoulin Health Centre on Thursday, February 7, 1980. Beloved husband of the late Georgina (Bennett). Dear father of Gerald of Toronto. Dear brother of Mrs. Lorne (Irene) Bousquet of Little Current. Funeral service was held at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Manitowaning. Reverend Jerry Smith officiating. Interment in Hilly Grove Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, February 13, 1980

Mr. M. Lehman
Mr. Mellier Lehman passed away at his home in Gore Bay on Tuesday morning December 27, after an illness of only one week’s duration. He was in his sixtieth year and for the past few winters has been in poor health.
Mr. Lehman was born in 1862 in Pickering and came to the Manitoulin Island with his parents when a boy, residing in Mindemoya, until thirty-one years ago when he and Mrs. Lehman, who predeceased him thirteen months ago, moved to Gore Bay.
The funeral was held on Thursday morning, the service being conducted by Rev. A.R. Gibson. The remains were taken to Mindemoya cemetery for burial beside his wife and his parents, Rev. Mr. Bradford took charge of the burial service.
There are three sons, Wes of Gore Bay, Abe and Wilfred of Bradwell, Saskatchewan, one daughter, Mrs. Sutiaby of Brantford, Laura, a daughter of Wes who has always lived with her grandfather and five other grandchildren. He also has five brothers and two sisters living, Josh and Willis of the West, John and Frank of Manitowaning and Jess of Willisville, Mrs. Geo. Campbell of Mindemoya and Mrs. Jim Mastin of the West. Mr. John Lehman of Manitowaning is at present very ill and there is little hope of his recovery.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, December 29, 1921
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CLARA MAY LEIGH (NEE WARBUTTON)
In memory of Clara May Leigh (nee Warbutton), who entered into rest at The Meadows in Ancaster on Saturday, March 17, 2007. Loving mother of Helen Armstrong of Toronto, Georgia Burt (Wayne) of Caledonia and Geordie (Maureen) of Little Current. Dear grandmother to Russell Burt (Traci), Deanne Cross (Ed), Amy Millar (John), David and Beth Armstrong. Great grandmother of eight. Clara is also survived by her sister Daisy Moodie and will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. The service took place from the Miller Funeral Chapel, Caledonia on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 2 pm with visitation one hour prior from 1 pm until service time. Interment in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated by the family.
Manitoulin Expositor, March 21, 2007

Local News
Mr. Frederick Leighfield died at his home at Sault Ste. Marie on February 19th. His wife, Sarah Orford, who predeceased him seven years ago, was a native of Gore Bay.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, February 27, 1919
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RETTA MAY LEMIEUX
LEMIEUX (nee Bailey), Retta May - 64 years, Saturday, November 5th at the Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Andrew Lemieux predeceased August 1988. Only daughter of the late Bert and Millie Bailey. Loving mother of Carol Ann Lafond of Manitoulin Island, Andrea (husband Pierre DeChateauvert) of Whitefish, Kenny of Kitchener, Gloria Jean (husband Aurel Clouthier), Mary June (husband Raymond Lavalee) and Bert all of Sudbury, Gary (wife Sherry) of Yellowknife and Frank (wife Debbie) of West Germany. Dear grandmother of 14 grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Horton, Ken and Bob all predeceased.
Funeral prayers in the Lougheed Funeral Home, 252 Regent Street at Hazel Street, Tuesday, November 8th at 10:00 a.m. Interment was held in the Parklawn Cemetery. Donations to Laurentian Hospital Cancer Care Campaign or Memorial Hospital Heart Fund would be appreciated.
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RUTH ANN LEMIEUX
It is with great sadness that our family announces the sudden passing of Ruth Ann Lemieux (Ferguson) 51 years old on May 22, 2007 at Sudbury General Hospital. A mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend. She will be sadly missed by her mother Betty Jean Ferguson (Wyman), father Bill Ferguson, her loving siblings Gayle Tilbury (Jeff), Bev Alexander (Husband Robert), Jackie McKenzie, Sharon Ferguson (Steve), Billy Ferguson (wife Shelley) and special friend Brent Bradley. Her memory will always be carried on by her four daughters and four grandchildren. Friends visited May 26, 2007 from 1:30-4 pm. Funeral services followed in the Chapel. Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, May 30, 2007

JOAN MARGARET LEMONS (NEE CORRIGAN)
Joan Margaret Lemons (nee Corrigan), born in Wiarton, Ontario on July 5, 1926, passed away peacefully February 15, 2013 at age 86. Daughter of Stanley “Cork” Corrigan and Alice (nee Swinton) and predeceased by her husband Robert Lemons. Joan is survived by her brother James Corrigan (Monica) of Mindemoya, Manitoulin Island, Fran Hammond (Orv) of Bracebridge, Ontario, daughter Fran E. Parry of Kitchener, her son Stan “Cork” Lemons (Linda) of Cairo, NY, Ed Josefchuk (Mary Ann) of Somonauk, IL, ten grandchildren: Tammy, Scott, Amanda, Tiffany, Nicole, Spencer, Suzanne, John, Julia and Jared, ten great grand children, and many nieces and nephews. After graduating high school, she joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corp during World War II. She met her future husband, Robert Lee Lemons, a sailor in the United States Navy in Washington, D.C. After two years, Robert and Joan were married on February 9, 1946. Married for 32 years, they lived in Lisle, Illinois. Joan was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She led a life of service to others. After receiving a graduate R.M.A. degree, she worked as the office nurse for a doctor and as a geriatric care nurse in her area. She always made time for helping others and especially loved young people. Joan was one of those people who are always young at heart. She had a bright and ready smile, an easy laugh, and an understanding way. Joan and Robert travelled around the world. After her husband’s death in 1978, Joan took in many hockey boarders. A great friend to so many, they called her Mom L or Mrs. L. Retiring from nursing, Joan worked for Tellabs in the U.S. as a supervisor. Finally retiring from the work force, Joan moved to Bracebridge to be near family. Joan loved her Church and her country; she was a past director of the Bracebridge Kinettes and a member of the Eastern Star. To be closer to family, Joan moved from Bracebridge to Elmira and then residing at The Village of Winston Park in Kitchener, Ontario. Joan was known by many and loved by all. The “beautiful one” will be remembered always. Visitation took place Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Reynolds Funeral Home, 1 Mary Street, Bracebridge, from 2 to 4 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm with an Eastern Star service at 6:30 pm followed by a chapel service. Committal will take place in the spring on Manitoulin Island. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to The Manitoulin District Cenotaph or The Canadian Diabetes Association.
Manitoulin Expositor, February 27, 2013

GEORGE LENTIR SR.
Lentir—At St. Joseph Hospital, Little Current on Monday, May 7, 1979. George Lentire sr. of Providence Bay in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Mary Lentir.
Dear father of George Jr. of Providence Bay, John of Gore Bay, Mike of Ramsey and Bill of Elliot Lake. Rested at Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints in Providence Bay. Funeral service was from there on Wednesday, May 9, 1979 at 2 pm with Mr. Andrew Beaudin officiating. Interment was in Providence Bay Cemetery.
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Manitoulin Expositor, May 9, 1979

GEORGE LENTIR JR.
LENTIR, George Jr. - A resident of RR1 Providence Bay, passed away at Mindemoya Hospital on Friday, February 16, 1996 at the age of 72 years. He was born in Czechoslovakia, son of the late George and Mary (Sedun) Lentir, and came to Canada to the Island at 10 years of age. George had farmed and ran a sawmill for many years, working until his illness this past fall. He had been a member of many farm organizations over the years, was a past member of Carnarvon Council, the recreation and cemetery boards and was a member of the Tehkummah Senior Citizens. George enjoyed woodcraft, trapping and hunting. Beloved husband of Betty, and dear and loving father and father-in-law of Shirley and Owen Legge of Spring Bay; Fred at home; Lenora and Mike Tann of Mindemoya; Reg at home and Robert of Thunder Bay. Loving grandfather of Julie, Jackie, Wayne, Andrea, Bradley and Lisa. Dear brother and brother-in-law of John and Rhoda Lentir of Gore Bay; Mike and Eleanor Lentir of Providence Bay; Bill Lentir of Sudbury. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by one sister Marguerite. The funeral service was conducted in the William G. Turner Chapel on Monday. In remembrance donations to the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary, the Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements by Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay.
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MARY LENTIR
LENTIR, Mary – At Mindemoya Hospital on Monday, October 14, 1991, Mary Lentir (Sijun) of Providence Bay in her 88th year. Dear mother of George Jr. (wife Elizabeth) and Mike (wife Eleanor), both of Providence Bay; John (wife Rhoda) of Gore Bay; and William (wife Yvonne) of Elliot Lake. Also loved by 15 grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband George Sr., in 1979 and daughter Marguerite in 1962. Rested at R.L.D.S. Church in Providence Bay on Wednesday, October 16. Funeral service from there on Thursday, October 17, with High Priest Andrew Beaudoin officiating, assisted by Elder Lyle Dewar and Elder Harold Case. Interment in Providence Bay Cemetery. Eagleson Funeral Home Little Current in charge of funeral arrangement.
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REGINALD JAMES LENTIR
August 13, 1959 - June 24, 2009
In loving memory of Reg Lentir, a resident of R.R. 1, Providence Bay, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at the age of 49 years. Reg was a graduate of Manitoulin Secondary School and went on to graduate from New Liskeard Agricultural College in 1979. Reg farmed his whole life on the family farm and also worked in the family sawmill. He held positions in many different organizations over the years, such as the Soil and Crop Association, the Cattlemen's Association, the Historical Society, the Providence Bay Cemetery Board, and he was this year's President of the Providence Bay Agricultural Society. He also loved to hunt. Reg spent many hours on the computer researching family history. Reg had a unique sense of humour and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Reg is the loving son of Elizabeth (Betty) and the late George Lentir Jr. Dear brother of Shirley Legge (Owen), Fred, Lenora Tann (Mike), and Rob (Andrea). Dear Uncle of Julie and John Allen, Jackie Legge, Wayne Legge, Andrea Tann and Glen Baker, Brad and Jessica Tann, Lisa Tann, MaKenna and Avery Lentir and Great Uncle of Jesse and Jarret Allen. Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home after 7 pm on Sunday, June 28, 2009. The funeral service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Monday, June 29, 2009 at 11 am with Rev. Mary Jo Eckert Tracy officiating. Interment in Providence Bay Cemetery. Culgin Funeral Home 282-2270.
Manitoulin Expositor, June 30, 2009

WILLIAM “BILL” LENTIR
In loving memory of William “Bill” Lentir who passed away peacefully at home on June 24, 2010 at the age of 70. He was surrounded by his wife and companion Yvonne Lentir (nee Rheaume) of Sudbury. Loving father of Norman, Claude and Carol Lentir. Cherished grandfather of Lee, Christopher and Zachary. Brother of John (wife Rhoda) of Gore Bay, Mike (wife Eleanor) of Providence Bay. Predeceased by his sister Margaret, brother George Jr., mother Mary and father George Sr. Dear brother-in-law of Roger Rheaume (wife Rose), Cecile Jolin (husband Jacques), Simon, Andy Rheaume (companion Carol) and Sue Fex. Predeceased by Raymond, Stephane, Diane Rheaume and Pauline Lentir. Special godchild Joanne Fex of Moncton, N.B, Sadly missed by may nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces. Bill enjoyed his music. He played the accordion, harmonica and guitar. His love of socializing brought him to the Sudbury Soup Kitchen where he was known as Bill. He was an avid Bingo player and attended Bingo 1. He will be sadly missed for his sense of humour and his gentle nature. Donations to the S.R.H.-Cancer Centre would be appreciated. Funeral Service will be held at the Jackson and Barnard funeral Home on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 8 pm in the R.J. Barnard Funeral Home. Friends may call on Wednesday June 30 at 1 pm.
Manitoulin Expositor, June 30, 2010

MORLEY ALBERT LESARGE
In loving memory of Morley Albert LeSarge, August 15, 1932 - June 1, 2000.
Morley 'Cap' LeSarge, a resident of Providence Bay, died at the Mindemoya Hospital on Thursday, June 1, 2000 at the age of 67 years.
He was born at Providence Bay, son of the late Joseph and Mary (Perron) LeSarge. Cap had worked as a fisherman all his life, retiring four years ago. He had worked at Carlson Fishery in Blind River and had spent many years working for Bud Berry Fisheries in Leamington. Cap enjoyed life, the water and in earlier years played hockey, baseball and loved to hunt. He will be sadly missed but many happy memories will be cherished by his family and friends.
Cap is survived by best friend Kay Payette, 'right hand', close friend and niece. Mandy Bellrose, husband Don, son Gary and grandchildren Dawn Lee and Marcus; brothers Robert (wife Ivy) LeSarge of Wawa, and Larry of BC.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by infant daughter Janeal and brothers and sisters Marvel, Roy, Peter, Jack, Tiny, Anne and Gary.
Friends called at his residence in Providence Bay on Friday. The funeral mass was celebrated in Our Lady of Canada Church in Mindemoya on Saturday, June 3, 2000 with Father Michael Stogre as celebrant. Interment in Providence Bay Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Culgin Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, June 7, 2000

ROBERT (BOB) LESARGE
In loving memory of Robert (Bob) LeSarge who passed away at the Sault General Hospital on Wednesday, September 4, 2002 after a lengthy illness; Bob LeSarge in his 73rd year. Survived by his wife Ivy, sons Terry and Tim (Shona), precious grandson Danny, granddaughter Jessica all of Wawa, brother Larry of McKenzie, B.C. and special family friend Arlene McCoy of Sault Ste. Marie. Predeceased by daughter Debbie and son David, brothers and sisters Peter, Marvel, Roy, Jack, Anne, Tiny and Morley (Cap). Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held at Providence Bay Cemetery, Manitoulin Island with Mr. Lyle Dewar officiating.
Memorial contributions made to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. (Arrangements entrusted to Northwood Funeral Home, 942 Great Northern Rd. S.S. Marie, Ont. 945-7758).
Manitoulin Expositor, September 11, 2002

ROBERT PAUL LESK
LESK, Robert Paul, 78 years. Robert left us suddenly, on a fall day, Monday, October 4, 1999 in Sudbury. Born in Renfrew on June 16, 1921 to his parents Frank and Josephine Lesk both now predeceased. He served with the Canadian Army during World War II, when he met and married Mary Marges in Rotterdam in 1945. Robert was a member of the Royal Cdn. Legion Branch 564 Lockerby, just receiving his 30 year service medal. He was a member of the Canadian War Veterans. His wife Mary predeceased him on May 3, 1999. He is sadly missed by his children Robert Jr. (wife Rachelle), Frank (wife Sally), Patricia Steinhart (friend Tim), Michael, Theodora Clark (husband Douglas), Martin (wife Lorraine) and Andrew; grandchildren Tina, Kevin, Jason and Melissa, nieces Geraldine (husband Bernie) and Diane (husband John). He was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law Martin and Florence. Funeral mass was held in St. Patrick's Church, Thursday, October 7, 1999. Interment in the Civic Cemetery.
Legion service was held on Wednesday under the auspices of the Royal Cdn. Legion branch 564, Lockerby. Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, Sudbury.
Manitoulin Expositor, October 13, 1999

IRENE WINNIFRED LESLIE
Irene Winnifred Leslie passed away at the Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, on Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at the age of 71, the former Irene Morphet.
Wife of the late Frank (Tugger) Leslie. Loving mother of Randy (Wendy), Joyce (Harvey) Shular, Chris (Gordon) Hastings, all of Southampton, Lachie of Burgoyne, Eric of Paisley, Wendy Leslie (Kip Murray) of New Waterford, NS, Bruce (Lee) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Tammy (Neil) Graham of Barrie. Loving sister of Keith (Chris) Morphet of Rockport, Ontario. She is predeceased by her parents Georgina (Burgess) and Roy Morphet and by one sister.
Private family services were conducted at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel, 510 Mill St., Port Elgin.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to W. Kent Milroy Limited, Port Elgin, Ontario.
Manitoulin Expositor, April 24, 2002

DONALD “DONNIE” LESWING
LESWING – At Mindemoya Hospital on Friday, October ?, 1990 Donald “Donnie” Leswing of South Baymouth in his 55th year. Dear son of Donald and Phoebe Leswing of South Baymouth. Dear nephew of Retta Bowerman, Mabel Bowerman and William Bowerman all of South Baymouth, Lil Morrison of Owen Sound, Doran Bryant of Mindemoya. Predeceased by one brother Dwayne R. Leswing, also predeceased by three uncles, ? Bowerman, Earl Bowerman and Ralph Leswing. Rested at St. John’s Anglican Church in South Baymouth Saturday after 7 p.m. Funeral service from there was Sunday, October 14 at 2 pm. with Reverend D. Donevan officiating. Interment in Hilly Grove Cemetery. Donations to Hope Farm of Mindemoya would be gratefully accepted.
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PHOEBE V. LESWING
LESWING, Phoebe V. – At Mindemoya Hospital on Tuesday, November 5, 1991, Phoebe V. Leswing of South Baymouth in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of Donald Leswing Sr. Dear sister of Mabel Bowerman and Retta Bowerman both of South Baymouth. Doran Bryant of Mindemoya and Mrs. Lil Morrison of Owen Sound. Predeceased by sons Donnie and Duane, and three brothers Roy, William and Jerry. Rested at St. John’s Anglican Church in South Baymouth Thursday after 7 pm. Funeral service was from there on Friday, November 8 at 2 pm with Rev. David Donevan officiating. Interment in Hilly Grove Cemetery.
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Barrie Island
Master Arthur Letts son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Letts aged twelve years died on Saturday evening after a short illness. He was at school Monday and took sick Monday night. Dr. McIntosh was called on Wednesday and had him moved to Gore Bay, where he was operated on for appendicitis Thursday morning. He was not a strong boy and it was more than he could stand. He had chosen his pallbearers some few days before his death, who were his brother Harold and cousins Clement Cole, Vern Cole and Arken Coutts. He was such a bright little fellow he will be greatly missed by his playmates. The funeral was from his home here on Monday afternoon. The service was being conducted by Rev. G. A. Bainborough. Mr. and Mrs. Letts and family have the sympathy of the community in their sad bereavement.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, April 1, 1915
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LETTS - Harold Matthew, on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1970 at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Harold Letts of 124 Westmoorland Ave, in his 71st year; beloved husband of Grace Greenman, dear father of Arthur and Evelyn (Mrs. Cliff Dunbar) survived by 7 grandchildren. The funeral was held from the Turner Funeral Home in Gore Bay on Saturday, Jan. 2, 1970, at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Bould officiating. Interment in Gordon Cemetery.
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ALICE EVELYN LEWIS
March 21, 1997
LEWIS, Alice Evelyn - a resident of Spring Bay, passed away quietly on Friday, March 21, 1997 at the Manitoulin Lodge Nursing Home. Alice was born in Providence Bay, daughter of the late Roualeyn (sic) and Lola (McDermid) Bruce, and lived her entire life in the area. She was a member of the United Church and the UCW, she was also a member of the church choir and the Horticultural Society. She was a good piano player who loved music. Alice's home and her family were her main concerns, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren a great source of pride. Wife of the late Austin Lewis, predeceased in 1970, dearly loved mother of Laurine Smith (husband Charles), of Sheguiandah, Grant (wife Evelyn) of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and Elwood (wife Bernice) of Providence Bay. Wonderful grandmother of Brenda, Marilyn, Leanne, Charline, Mary Jane and Lawrence. Proud great-grandmother of Darren, Dayna, Deanna, Janelle, Lucas, Nathan, Katie, Devin and Justin. Dear sister of Isabelle (Bell) Pearson of Gore Bay and sister-in-law of Lila Honess of Gore Bay and Edna Lewis of Mindemoya. Friends were received at the Providence Bay United Church on Sunday, March 23, 1997. Funeral service was conducted Monday, March 24, 1997 with Reverend Mary Jo Eckert Tracy officiating. Spring interment in the Providence Bay Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Culgin Funeral Home.
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DIED – LEWIS - at St. Joseph's Hospital, Little Current, Ontario on Wednesday, November 15, 1972 at age 84 years.
CATHERINE LEWIS Beloved wife of the late Norman Lewis of Providence Bay.
Rested at the Turner Funeral Home thence to the Providence Bay United Church for Thursday evening. Funeral service held on Friday, November 17 at 2 p.m.
Interment Providence Bay Cemetery.
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(LEWIS) , Clarence (Tate) Wilfred Towadjiwan - November 1, 1946 - January 25, 2009. Clarence Towadjiwan, a resident of Wikwemikong, passed away at his residence on January 25, 2009 at the age of 62 years old. He was born in Wikwemikong, son of the late John and Lavina Towadjiwan. Beloved brother to Mable (Butch - predeceased) of Sault Ste. Marie, Thecla (John) of Sault Ste. Marie, Rebecca Nishkiwe (predeceased), Frieda (Earl) of Garden River, Glen (predeceased), Mary Grace (Calvin) of Fort Albany, Nancy (Richard) of M'Chigeeng, Pamela (Tom) of Wisconsin, Patsy of Sault Ste. Marie, Cheryl (Darren) of Sudbury, Diane of Manitowaning. Uncle to 16 nieces and nephews and great uncle to 30 great nieces and nephews. Survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Godfather to his sister Patsy and niece Cherish from Sudbury. Sadly missed by special friends Victor, Maxie and Andrew Peltier. Clarence was a humble, outgoing man who enjoyed spending time with his many nieces and nephews. Clarence enjoyed yard sales, sight seeing, taxi trips, hunting and working on his land, whether it be wood cutting or working on his tractor. Clarence was a Jack of all trades, he was able to fix anything that came his way. Resting at the St. Ignatius Church, Buzwah (Friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday). Funeral mass in Holy Cross Mission, Wikwemikong Saturday, January 31st, 2009 at 11 a.m. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME. Flowers, donations or messages of condolence available online at www.lougheed.org
Sudbury Star, January 28, 2009

CLARENCE (TATE) WILFRED (TOWADJIWAN) LEWIS
November 1, 1946 - January 25, 2009
Clarence Towadjiwan, a resident of Wikwemikong, passed away at his residence on January 25, 2009 at the age of 62 years old. He was born in Wikwemikong, son of the late John and Lavina Towadjiwan. Beloved brother to Mable (Butch predeceasead) of Sault Ste. Marie, Thecla (John) of Sault Ste. Marie, Rebecca Nishkiwe (predeceased), Frieda (Earl) of Garden River, Glen (predeceased), Mary Grace (Calvin) of Fort Albany, Nancy (Richard) of M'Chigeeng, Pamela (Tom) of Wisconsin, Patsy of Sault Ste. Marie, Cheryl (Darren) of Sudbury and Diane of Manitowaning. Uncle to 16 nieces and nephews and great uncle to 31 great nieces and nephews. Survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Godfather to his sister Patsy and niece Cherish from Sudbury. Sadly missed by special friends Victor, Maxie and Andrew Peltier. Clarence was a humble, outgoing man who enjoyed spending time with his many nieces and nephews. Clarence enjoyed yard sales, sightseeing, taxi trips, hunting and working on his land, whether it be wood cutting or working on his tractor. Clarence was a Jack-of-all trades, he was able to fix anything that came his way. Rested at the St. Ignatius Church, Buzwah. Funeral mass was in Holy Cross Mission, Wikwemikong on Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 11 am. Interment at the residence of Clarence Towadjiwan. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home, Sudbury.
Manitoulin Expositor, February 18, 2009

CLIFFORD LEWIS
LEWIS, Clifford – A life long resident of Sheguiandah Clifford Lewis died December 5th, 1985 at the Laurentian Hospital in Sudbury after a short illness at the age of 84. He was born April 27th, 1901, the son of the late James Lewis and Elizabeth Caslick. He spent his entire life in the village of Sheguiandah where he attended school and later worked in the family grist mill for many years and later as a tourist guide and he also was an auditor. He was a member of the Loyal Orange Lodge. In June 1931 he married the former Margaret Rumley and they had two children Audrey (Mrs. Ralph Moggy) and James. He leaves to mourn his wife Margaret, daughter Audrey (Mrs. Ralph Moggy) and son-in-law Ralph, son James and daughter-in-law Jeanine. Two sisters Mrs. Irene Martin and Erma (Mrs. Lawrence Peck). Also survived by seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one grandson Royce Moggy, two sisters Maude Lewis and Della Warnica and five brothers, Alfred, Ernest, Orrin, Chester and Glen. He rested at the Eagleson Funeral Home until December 7, 1985 at 3:30 p.m. when service was conducted by Rev. W.G. Dobinson with burial in the Elmview Cemetery at Sheguiandah. The pallbearers for Mr. Lewis were his five grandsons Larry, Dallas, Blaine, Marvin and Terry Moggy and his nephew Bill Lewis.
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THEO LEWIS
LEWIS - Colina "Theo" Lewis, a resident of Manitowaning died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Little Current on April 25, 1975 at 87 years of age. She rested at the Manitowaning United Church. Funeral service was from there on Monday, April 28, 1975. Interment was in Hilly Grove Cemetery.
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DAVID LEWIS
LEWIS, David of Sheguiandah, one of the oldest and best known residents in the eastern section of the Island, died this week.
Manitoulin Expositor, September 27, 1884

DIANNIA DEBORAH LEWIS
July 7, 1968 - April 10, 2009
In loving memory of Diannia Deborah Lewis, a resident of Wikwemikong, who passed away at St. Joseph Hospital, Sudbury, on Friday, April 10, 2009 at the age of 40 years old. She was born in Little Current, Ontario. Daughter of Thecla and John Turco, Percy and Nancy Simon. Beloved sister to Henry Lewis (Michelle) of Kincheloe, Mi, Jason Stringer (Stephan) of Ottawa, Steven Turco (Chelsey) of Sault Ste. Marie, Robert Simon (predeceased), Sarah Elizabeth of Wikwemikong, Percy Jr. Simon of Wikwemikong. Special sister to Clarence Lewis (predeceased), Mabel Lewis-Hill (Butch-predeceased) of Sault Ste. Marie, Rebecca Neshkiwa (predeceased), Glen Lewis (predeceased), Frieda Otowadjiwan (Earl) of Garden River, Mary Grace Otakwadjiwan-Eagle (Calvin) of Fort Albany, Nancy Armstrong (Richard) of M'Chigeeng, Pamela Blue (Tom) of Wisconsin, Patsy Lewis of Sault Ste. Marie, Cheryl Lynn Trembly (Darren) of Sudbury. Auntie to 3 nieces and 3 nephews. Survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and extended family members. Special friend to Crystal Peltier, Denise McKenzie, Roger and Aline Giroux and family. Diannia was a very outgoing person who enjoyed being around many friends and family members. She very much loved to dance at all kinds of celebrations. She never let the distance of her travels stop her cause she always found a ride in her own little way. She will now travel this new road ahead of her in light that this journey will be the new beginning of the world she will be entering. She will always be in our hearts now and forever always. Rested at St. Ignatius Church, Buzwah. Funeral Mass was at Holy Cross Mission, Wikwemikong, Friday, April 17th, 2009 at 11 am. Interment at the Lewis Family Cemetery at the late Clarence Towadjiwan residence. Donations to the March of Dimes would be appreciated. (Friends called after 2 pm on Wednesday). Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home. Flowers, donations or messages of condolence available online at www.lougheed.org
Manitoulin Expositor, April 22, 2009

EARL LEWIS JR.
LEWIS, Earl Jr. – of RR1, Mindemoya, passed away suddenly at Mindemoya Hospital, on Thursday, February 18 in his fifty-fifth year. He was born in Spring Bay, son of the late Earl Lewis and the former Dora Marshall; and had lived in Sudbury for thirty-three years, where he had been employed at Inco until his retirement in September, 1984, when he returned to the Mindemoya area. Earl was an avid fisherman and was a member of the provincial anglers and hunters club, and the Providence Bay Curling Club.
Beloved husband of the former June Legge, and loving father of Donald and daughter-in-law Colleen, of Toronto, Michael of Alberta, Larry of Sudbury, Steven at home. Loving grandfather of Amanda and Warren. Dear brother of Ilene (Mrs. Harold McMillan) and Lenna (Mrs. Howard Corriston) both of Spring Bay, Marvin of Mindemoya, Eldon of Spring Bay, Jim and Carl, both of Sudbury. One brother, Robert Rene, predeceased.
Visitors were received at the Salem United Missionary Church, Spring Bay, where the funeral service was conducted Monday, with Rev. Phil Delsaut and Rev. Frank Haner officiating. Interment in Grimesthorpe Cemetery. In remembrance donations to the Mindemoya Hospital would be appreciated.
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EDMUND P. LEWIS
LEWIS, Edmund P.- At his residence on Friday, September 12, 1980 Edmund P. Lewis of South Bay. Beloved husband of Josette Wemigwans. Dear father of Billy Joe of Sault Ste. Marie, Linda of Toronto, Marilyn and Fred at home. He rested at home. Funeral mass at South Bay Catholic Church on Monday, September 15 at 10 a.m. Interment in South Bay Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, October 1, 1980

MRS. ELIZABETH LEWIS
A resident of Sheguiandah for almost 57 years and an active member of the United Church here, Mrs. Elizabeth Lewis, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Peck, Little Current, on Monday morning, August 29. She had been in failing health for the past few months, and was in her 81st year.
Mrs. Lewis was born in Teeswater, Ont., the former Elizabeth Caslick. When a young girl she moved, with her family to Sheguiandah, where in March 12, 1892 she married James Lewis. They made their home in Sheguiandah.
Mrs. Lewis was predeceased by her husband 14 years ago.
Besides three daughters, Mrs. Roy Warnica, Oshawa; Mrs. Ernest Bryant, Manitowaning and Mrs. Lawrence Peck, Little Current, she is survived by four sons, Orrin, Kapuskasing; Ernest, Clifford and Alfred, Sheguiandah. Three sisters, Mrs. J. Sillicks, Teeswater; Mrs. B. Arthurs, Victoria, B.C.; and Mrs. J. Hardy, Formosa; and one brother, Roy Caslick, Harriston, Ont.
The funeral service was held in the United Church, Sheguiandah. Rev. Ben Garrett officiating. Interment took place at Sheguiandah Cemetery.
Pallbearers were her four sons, Orrin, Ernest, Clifford, Alfred and two sons-in-laws Roy Warnica and Lawrence Peck.
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LEWIS - Ellen (Ella) Lewis of Sheguiandah died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Little Current on Thursday, October 9, 1975 at 92 years of age. She rested at the Eagleson Funeral Home, Little Current on Friday after 7 p.m. Funeral service was from there on Saturday, October 11, 1975 at 2 pm with Canon D.H. Dixon officiating. Interment; Elmview Cemetery, Sheguiandah.
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LEWIS - Suddenly at Conch Key, Florida, on April 18, 1967, Elmer Lewis of Little Current, in his 59th year; beloved husband of Mildred Pearl Lewis (Anderson); dear father of Barbara, Mrs. Barton Forsyth of Chicago and Glenn Lewis of Levack, Ontario; dear son of Mrs. Pat Griggs of Sheguiandah.
Funeral service was held at Marathon, Florida on April 24th. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Lewis and Mrs. Barbara Forsyth and Mrs. Pat Griggs attended the funeral service in Florida.
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ELSIE LEAH LEWIS (MIDDLETON)
LEWIS (Middleton), Elsie Leah - A resident of the Manitoulin Lodge, passed away at the Mindemoya Hospital on Tuesday, November 3, 1992 at the age of 80 years. She was born in Mills Township, daughter of the late Sidney and Leah (Watts) Middleton and lived in Mills until 1930 when she married. Elsie lived in the Spring Bay area from then until July of 92 when she moved to the Lodge. She was a member of the Spring Bay Women's Institute. Elsie was predeceased by her husband, Leonard Lewis in 1979. Dearly beloved mother of Mildred and son-in-law Leonard Jewell of Little Current, Audrey and son-in-law Delbert Merrylees of Naughton; Leah and son-in-law Jim Rayner of Gore Bay; Pat and son-in-law Joe Baker of North Bay; Shirley and son-in-law Guy DeChevigny of Sudbury; Doug and daughter-in-law Mary Alice of Spring Bay; Ken and daughter-in-law Marlene of Spring Bay; Gordon and daughter-in-law Darlene of Sudbury; Gary and daughter-in-law Shirley of Lively; Irwin and daughter-in-law Mary of Sudbury; and Merlin and daughter-in-law Christine of Sudbury. Lovingly remembered by 33 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Jessie Connell of Lively and Dougal Middleton of Gore Bay. Predeceased by sisters Hetty and Annie and brothers Robert and Edward. Visitors were received at the Turner Funeral Home. The funeral service was conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 11 am with Reverend Iain Macdonald officiating. Interment in Grimesthorpe Cemetery. In remembrance donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
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GEORGE LESLIE LEWIS
January 26, 1936 - November 26, 2008
In loving memory of Les Lewis, a resident of Spring Bay who died at the Sudbury Regional Hospital, St. Joseph's Site on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at the age of 72 years. He was born in Spring Bay, son of the late David and Grace (Buie) Lewis. Les really liked to visit and talk with people, and liked the outdoors and hunting. Loved father of Mervyn Lewis, wife Carrie of Gore Bay, Keith Lewis, wife Trudy of Blackstock, Don Lewis, wife Tina, Cathy Nevilles, husband Wes, Paul Lewis, wife Cathy, all of Bowmanville and Tim Lewis, wife Collette of Barry's Bay. Loved grandfather of David J. and Deanna, Mitchell & Patti and Jennifer & Wesley. Dear brother of Geraldine, husband Jim Henderson of Mindemoya, Jean, husband Tom Lennon of Toronto, Elda, husband Gil Novak of Peterborough and Wilhemine Campbell, husband Colin predeceased of Toronto. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay on Friday, November 28, 2008 from 1 - 2 p.m. The funeral service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel at 2.00 p.m. with Rev. Mary Jo Eckert Tracy officiating. In remembrance, donations to the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated. Culgin Funeral Home 282-2270.
Manitoulin Expositor, December 3, 2008

GEORGINA PUTT LEWIS
On Saturday, September 1, 2001, Georgina Putt Lewis died peacefully at the age of 84, after battling a long illness. Forever, she will be remembered as a loving, devoted wife and mother, an angel who blessed her family and friends each day of her life.
On August 28, 1917, Georgina was born to Albert and Berta (Shewfelt) Putt of Little Current, Ontario, Canada. She had one sister, Ethel Putt Labrick. Georgina was raised in Little Current, where she met her husband, Donald R. Lewis, of Ottawa, Ontario. They were married in Casablanca, French Morocco, on August 18, 1951. She gave birth to her son, Dr. Peter Lewis, in Paris, France on May 4, 1952. After returning to the United States, she gave birth to her daughter, Julie Young, on January 17, 1954, in Dearborn, Michigan. After living in several Southern states, she and her family settled in Eddyville, Kentucky. Upon her husband's retirement, Georgina and Donald built a home in Cape George Colony, near Port Townsend, Washington, where she lived for the remaining years of her life.
Georgina, like her father Albert, was an avid card player, enjoying bridge with her friends on a regular basis, and teaching her children and grandchildren to be master card players. She also was a champion knitter and crocheter. She tended beautiful flower gardens, and had a penchant for murder mystery novels.
Georgina is survived by her husband, still living in Port Townsend, Washington, her son and daughter-in-law, Anita, and two grandsons, David and Steven Lewis, of Port Angeles, Washington, her daughter, who also resides in Port Angeles, and three granddaughters, Emily Young of Louisville, Kentucky, Katie Young of Seattle, Washington, and Amy Young of Port Angeles, Washington. She is also survived by her sister's children, nephews Doug Labrick of Vancouver, British Columbia and Larry Labrick of Vence, France, and niece Betty Labrick of Victoria, British Columbia.
A private family service has been planned.
Manitoulin Expositor, October 3, 2001

GORDON JOHN LEWIS
In loving memory of Gordon John Lewis, November 8, 1957 - June 28, 2005.
Gord Lewis, affectionately known as "Gronk", Slim", "Big Guy" or Gordie", died at his residence on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at the age of 47 years. He was born in Little Current, son of Nola (Eade) Lewis and the late John Lewis. Gord had worked at Manitoulin Transport for a number of years before starting Gord's Heating Service 11 years ago. He was a member of the Doric Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Little Current and the Masonic Lodge in Espanola. Gord had a great passion for sports. In his earlier years, growing up in Sudbury he played a variety of sports, and through the years he kept his enthusiasm by both playing and watching most all sports. Due to his great strength, he was well known for his home runs in baseball. He also was a ringette referee for many years, in the area. Gord also had a great love of animals and they were all his friends. He wouldn't do a job unless it was well done. If there was something he might not be real good at, he worked or practiced at it until he perfected it, as evidenced by his 12 years of safe driving with Manitoulin.
Gord is survived by dear friend Lee Baxter of Little Current; loving and loved son of Nola Lewis of Little Current; loved father of Stacey and son in law Dean of M'Chigeeng. Proud grandfather of Taneesha (Chicken Bone), Tyrell (predeceased), Ashlyn (Lornie) and Gabe (Son). Also survived by many close friends and their families. Predeceased by sister Nancy.
A graveside funeral service was conducted at Cold Springs Cemetery on Saturday, July 2, 2005 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Maxine McVey officiating. If so desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or any area sports organizations would be appreciated. Doric Masonic Lodge conducted a memorial service at the graveside.
Manitoulin Expositor, July 6, 2005

HENRY GEORGE LEWIS "BETO"
1946-2009
62 Years Old
Henry was known to his family and friends as Beto. He will be fondly remembered for his great sense of humour and stories. Regardless of the situation, he managed always to add a laugh. He was an avid reader who enjoyed philosophical discussion and was truly a lifelong learner. As a devoted community educator, he was a strong proponent of Anishinabek education. Henry was a hockey coach and baseball enthusiast. He always enjoyed watching the Montreal Canadiens with his parents (especially in French). Henry enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was proud of his grandchildren. Henry was predeceased by his parents David and Josephine (Gabow) Lewis and in-laws Fred and Leda (Couchie) McLeod. Loving husband of Lynda (McLeod) Lewis. Cherished father of Cindy (Blair) Peltier, and Trevor (Carla) Lewis. Will be sadly missed by grandchildren Emily St. Germaine-Lewis, Farrah Lewis and Colin Peltier. Loving brother of Elizabeth (Mike predeceased) Paul of MâChigeeng, Melvin (Mary Lou) of Wikwemikong, Beverly (Eugene) Lekawski of St. Catharines, Glen (Regina) of Wikwemikong, Jerry (Mary) of Sudbury, Ronnie (friend Roseanne), Monica (Marc) Pheasant of Wikwemikong and special brother Leonard (Elizabeth) Kimewon of Lansing. Dear brother-in-law to Dwyla (Dennis predeceased) Goulais, Fred (Kay) McLeod, Jacqueline (Glen) Couch, Jeanette (Paul predeceased) Goulais, Eleanor (Albert) Bellaire, Larry (Darlene) McLeod, Barbara Young, Angus (Nicole predeceased) McLeod, Joan McLeod, Phyllis (John) Anderson, Deborah (Derrick) Fisher, Theresa McLeod, Lorraine McLeod, Darlene (Bill) Church, Leda McLeod, Tammy (Conrad) Saulis, and Nancy (Peter) Allaire. Dear Godson of the late Nora and Norman Maiangowi. He was Godfather to many and is survived by one aunt, Victoria Mandamin. Will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and the staff and students of Wasse-Abin Junior School. Rested at Rabbit Island Community Centre. Visitation started Sunday, August 2, 2009. Funeral Mass is Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 11 am in Holy Cross Mission Church with Father Doug McCarthy, sj officiating. Midewewin Ceremonies conducted by Merle Pegahmagabow. Burial to follow at the Buzwah Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, August 5, 2009

J. ERNEST LEWIS
LEWIS – At Manitoulin Health Centre on Thursday March 12, 1981, J. Ernest Lewis of Sheguiandah, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Ruby Hastie. Dear father of John of Sudbury, Ronald of North Bay, William of Sheguiandah, Yvonne (Mrs. Gordon Carroll) of Chapleau. Loving brother of Cliff of Sheguiandah, Mrs. Irene Martin of Manitowaning and Erma (Mrs. Lawrence Peck) of Little Current. Also survived by eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Predeceased by four brothers, Alfred, Orrin, Chester and Glen, and two sisters, Della Warnica and Maude Lewis. Rested at the Eagleson Funeral Home, service was from there on Saturday, March 14, with Reverend Cecil Carnochan officiating. Interment in Elm View Cemetery.
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JAMES MATHEW LEWIS
In loving memory of James Mathew Lewis, August 5, 1935 - September 10, 2000.
Jim Lewis, a resident of [address removed] Mindemoya died at his residence on Sunday, September 10, 2000 at the age of 65 years. He was born at Spring Bay, son of the late Earl and Dora (Marshall) Lewis. Jim had worked as a miner for INCO at Levack for 32 years, retiring in 1989, at which time he moved to Manitoulin. He had many interests and hobbies, including fishing and hunting, woodworking, gardening, loved to feed and watch birds and was an avid Toronto Blue Jay and Maple Leaf fan. He was an active member of the Manitoulin Snowdusters and the Anglers and Hunters. Although Jim enjoyed time spent with his hobbies, his most enjoyable time was spent with family. He will always be remembered as a good friend and neighbour, helping out whenever he could. Many happy memories will be cherished by family and friends.
Dearly loved husband of Elizabeth (Liz) Lewis; loving and caring father and father-in-law of Colleen Giroux of Sudbury; Debbie and Dean Ackerland of Coniston; Jeff and Marie Claude Lewis of Edmonton; Jody Lewis and friend Bill of Thunder Bay; Jane Lewis and friend Willy of Edmonton and Jennifer and Mike Prud'homme of Sudbury. Proud grandfather of 13 grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ilene McMillan of Mindemoya, Marvin and Nancy Lewis of West Bay, Lenna and Harold McCorriston of Kitchener, Eldon and Mona Lewis of Spring Bay, Carl and Lorene Lewis of Mindemoya, and June Lewis of Mindemoya. Beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Earl, Rene, infant sister Ardith and brother-in-law Harold McMillan.
Friends may call at the Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay, on Thursday after 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the Salem Missionary Church, Spring Bay on Friday, September 15, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Grimsthorpe Cemetery.
If so desired, donations may be made to the West Manitoulin Cancer Society or the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary.
Arrangements entrusted to Culgin Funeral Home (705) 282-2270.
Manitoulin Expositor, September 13, 2000

JAMES "RONALD" LEWIS
In loving memory of James "Ronald" Lewis who died peacefully at the Manitoulin Health Centre on January 19, 2011 at the age of 82. Ron served on the Ontario Provincial Police Force for 32 years retiring as an inspector in 1987. His family was his pride and joy. He loved to hunt and fish, and relax with family and friends at his camp on Camp Two Lake in Chapleau. He took pride in being able to saw the best log and the straightest board on his sawmill. Born in Sheguiandah to Ernest and Ruby Lewis. Beloved husband of Pearl (Campbell) Lewis. Father of Carey (Debbie) Lewis of Chapleau, Graham (Joanne) Lewis of Sheguiandah, Murray (Melissa) Lewis of Val Therese, Cathy (Lorn) Morden of South Porcupine and Brian Lewis (predeceased). Grandfather of Jeremy (Jennifer) Lewis of Midland, Alaina (Howard) Wilson of London, Elliot Lewis of Sarnia, Susan Lewis of Peterborough, Christopher Morden of South Porcupine, Michael and Braeden Lewis of Val Therese. Great-grandson Connor Lewis of Midland. Brother of John and William Lewis (both predeceased), Yvonne Carroll of Chapleau. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Thanks and appreciation to the nurses and staff at the Manitoulin Health Centre for the excellent care he received. There will be no services at this time. Cremation. A graveside service will be held in the spring. Donations to MHC Aux or the Little Current United Church would be appreciated. Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, January 26, 2011

JOHN LEWIS
LEWIS, John – At Manitowaning Health Centre in Little Current on Friday, April 7, 1995 John E. Lewis of Little Current in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Nola Lewis (Eade). Dear father of Nancy Draper (husband Dan) of Richmond Hill and Gordon Lewis of Little Current. Also loved by grandchildren David and Stacey. No visitation and no funeral service. Cremation at Park Lawn Crematorium with interment of ashes in Cold Springs Cemetery on Saturday, May 6, 1995 at 2 pm. Arrangements by E.J. Eagleson Funeral Home Ltd., Little Current.
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KENNETH HERMAN LEWIS (OTOWADJIWAN)
In loving memory of Kenneth Herman Lewis (Otowadjiwan), born October 12, 1945 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, crossed Rainbow Bridge on May 13, 2005.
He was the son of the late Lawrence Jacob and Theresa Peggy Wassegijig Lewis of Wikwemikong, Ontario. He leaves behind a loving wife of 38 years, Joan Lewis from Manassas VA; a devoted daughter Andrea Weakley and husband Charlie and his Sunshine grand-daughter Madison Jo-Ann (Matti-Jo from Kokomo) from Linden, VA; mother-in-law Mattie G. Burkhart, Front Royal, VA; brother-in-law Clyde Burkhart, Jr. of Browntown, VA. Kenny also leaves brothers Byron Lewis, Lansing MI; Chester Lewis, Westerville, OH, and Richard Lewis, Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Also a sister, Hilda Lewis, Negaunee, MI. He had numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and will be dearly missed.
Kenny was raised in Sault Ste. Marie, MI and graduated from Sault Ste. Marie High School in 1966. He played hockey and later moved to Virginia. He was a Native American from the unceded Wikwemikong Indian Reservation. He spent many summers visiting with his relatives and friends. His grandparents were the late Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Otowadjiwan and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wassegijig. He was honored to serve in Vietnam with the American Division and the 196th during 1968 and 1969. He retired from Iron Workers Local 5, Washington DC with 35 years of service. He was a member of the Vietnam Veterans Association, Post 180, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW, Post 1860, Front Royal, VA, American Legion, Front Royal Moose Lodge, and an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting with is nephews, and fishing with his daughter. He enjoyed playing horseshoes with anyone he could talk into playing. He loved all God's creatures big and small and had a heart that was filled with love and laughter. He enjoyed partaking in a game of Chance at the Casinos and living life to the fullest every day.
The pallbearers were: Aaron Tadgerson, Lynn Tadgerson, Danny Tadgerson, Patrick Tadgerson, Ronnie Rivers, Clyde V. Burkhart, III., Waldo Ward, Donald Rink and Kevin Wassegijig. Honourary Pallbearers were: Albert Alger, Joe Alger, JR Alger, Bobby Alger, Joe Sylvester, Larry Collins, Joe Gambino, Joseph Coullard, Jim Yeack, Tom Madigan and Members of Local #5 Brotherhood of Ironworkers. The family and friends honoured Kenny on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal Virginia between 6 pm and 9 pm.
Services were hosted at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 123 West Main Street Front Royal, Virginia at 2 pm on Wednesday, May 18, 2005. There was a family gathering at the Front Royal VFW, Post 1860 after the interment. Everyone gathered and remembered the love for Kenny together. Interment was in the Alger Family Cemetery in Rileyville, Virginia. The family requests that donations be sent the American Heart Association or the National Diabetic Association.
Manitoulin Expositor, June 8, 2005

Obituary: Lawrence Lewis
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.—A long time resident of Soo Michigan Lawrence Lewis was killed when struck by a car on a street near his home last week. To date no details have been received. His only surviving brother Adolphus lives in Soo, Ontario.
Lawrence and his wife Peggy moved to Soo, Michigan shortly after their marriage some 35 years ago. They made their home, raised and educated their family there. His many next of kin here motored to the Soo to attend his funeral held there last Monday.
Lawrence and Peggy always extended their kind hospitality to their many friends and relatives passing through the Soo and he will be sadly missed although he paid only an occasional visit to Wiky
Sincere sympathy to his wife and family from all Wikwemikong.
The Manitoulin Expositor, November 7, 1974
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Ex-Chapleau Resident Dies in Kapuskasing
CHAPLEAU - Funeral services were held recently in St. John's Anglican Church for a former resident of Chapleau, Lillian Myrtle Lewis, 53, who died after a long illness in the Sensenberger Hospital, Kapuskasing, Ont. Her last residence was Old Staff, Lang Ave., Kapuskasing.
A native of Doland, North Dakota, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baker. On Feb. 18, 1921, she married Orrin David Lewis. Most of her life was spent in this northern district. Mrs. Lewis lived in Franz for 20 years, Nicholson for two years, Sheguiandah for 18 years and in Chapleau for 12 years. She was a member of the Anglican Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Morris, two grandchildren, David and Janet Morris, 9 and 4 respectively and one sister, Hazel of Doland, North Dakota.
Funeral service was conducted by Rev. J. G. M. Doolan. Pallbearers were Vincent Crichton Jr., I.V. Mantle, F. Johnson, E.E. Collins, A.A. Small and Fred Card. Interment was in the Protestant Cemetery.

MARGARET CLARA LEWIS (NEE WHIDDON)
In loving memory of Margaret Clara Lewis who died peacefully, January 19, 2003 at the Manitoulin Lodge, age 91 years.
Beloved wife of William Lewis (predeceased in 1996). Loving mother of Jack (Myrna), Carol (Carl Hall), Lyle (Paulette). Very special grandmother to Wendy, Michael, David, Stacey and Sherry. Cherished great grandmother to Justin, Adrien, Parker, Ally and Hunter. Dear sister of Bill (Lena) and Nora (Nick predeceased), predeceased by John and Dorothy. Dear sister-in-law of Doreen Granger (George), Madeline Holowack, Mary Kerhanovich (Earl), Catherine Giffen (Garth). Predeceased by Ina and George Breathat and Margaret and Arden Lewis. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.
Margaret was born in Fort Frances, Ontario and graduated as a registered nurse in 1932. She moved to Manitoulin Island where she married her husband in 1941. A hard working woman, Margaret raised her children, worked on the family farm, and nursed until her retirement. She lived her later years in Little Current, and most recently at the Manitoulin Lodge in Gore Bay.
Visitation from 10:00 until Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at Island Funeral Home. Cremation with burial of ashes in Elmview Cemetery. Donations to Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary or to the Heart and Soul Campaign would be greatly appreciated.
Manitoulin Expositor, January 22, 2003

MARGARET EDITH LEWIS
In loving memory of Margaret Edith Lewis, September 1, 1916 to July 19, 2002.
Margaret Lewis, a resident of Manitoulin Lodge, Gore Bay, died at the Lodge on Friday, July 19, 2002 at the age of 85. She was born in Barrie Island, daughter of the late John and Mabel Edith (Gamble) Calback. Margaret was a housewife and worked on the family farm all her life until she retired to Gore Bay. She was a member of the Lyons Memorial United Church and was a long-time volunteer at the Lodge. She also enjoyed knitting and a good game of cards. Margaret was a social person who enjoyed helping and visiting many people over the years.
Dear and loving wife of the late Arden Lewis who predeceased her in 1984. Dear mother of Ronald Lewis and wife Nancy of Gore Bay, Marlene Burns and husband Stewart of Gordon, Bill Lewis and wife Gail of Espanola, Betty Masters of B.C., Maxine McLeod and husband Jim of Ice Lake and Barbara Armstrong and husband Scott of Gore Bay. Proud grandmother of 17 and great grandmother of 33. Predeceased by one grandson Jeff Lewis. Dear sister of Mary Coburn and John Calback both predeceased. Dear sister-in-law of Mary Kerhanovich (friend Earl), Doreen Granger (George), Madeline Holowack, Margaret C. Lewis and Garth & Griffin. Predeceased by Bill Lewis and George and Ina Breathat. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Friends called the Culgin Funeral Home on Sunday, July 21, 2002. The funeral service was conducted from the Wm. G. Turner Chapel of the Culgin Funeral Home, on Monday July 22, 2002 at 11 a.m. Interment followed in Long Bay Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Manitoulin Lodge or the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary.
Arrangements entrusted to the Culgin Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, July 24, 2002

MARGARET G. LEWIS
LEWIS, Margaret G. – of Sheguiandah, passed away at Sudbury General Hospital on Monday, November 22, 1993 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Clifford Lewis. Dear mother of Audrey Moggy (husband Ralph) of Manitowaning and James (wife Jeanine) of Temagami. Loved by ? grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Also survived by sisters-in-law Ida Rumley of B.C., Irene Martin and Erma Peck both of Little Current. Predeceased by sister Catherine Stringer, brother Russell Rumley and grandson Royce. Rested at Eagleson Funeral Home in Little Current Wednesday after 7 pm. Funeral service was from there on Thursday, November 25 at 2 pm with Reverend M. Ferrier officiating. Interment in Elmview Cemetery.
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MARGARET RUBY LEWIS (HASTIE)
LEWIS - A life-long resident of Sheguiandah, Margaret Ruby (Hastie) Lewis died January 31, 1986 at Sudbury Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 10, 1896, to Margaret and John Hastie of Sheguiandah. She spent her entire life around the village of Sheguiandah. In May 1923 she married James Ernest Lewis (predeceased March 1981) and lived and farmed a mile south of the village. They had four children, John and Ronald of Sudbury, William at home and Yvonne (Mrs. Gordon Carroll) of Chapleau.
Ruby was a well-known school teacher on the island for many years. She attended Albert College in Belleville and the Owen Sound Collegiate, started teaching school in 1915-1916 in Bidwell, then in Green Bay for two years. She returned to college in 1918-1919, then resumed teaching until 1925, when she took a leave of absence to raise her family. She went back to teaching in 1943 and retired in 1962.
Ruby Lewis was a dedicated member of the United Church in Sheguiandah and served on various boards during her lifetime. She was church organist and Sunday School teacher for many years. She was a lifetime member of the United Church Women and was a familiar face at fowl suppers, teas and bake sales and helped to quilt many quilts. She was a hard-working, caring person, good mother, loving grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was always ready to give a helping hand and a cup of tea to anyone who came to her door. She leaves to mourn her loss sons John, Ronald and William, daughter Yvonne, sister Mrs. Georgina Meredith of Sheguiandah and brother Jack Hastie of Victoria, British Columbia. Eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
She rested at the Eagleson Funeral home until February 3 at 2 p.m. when service was conducted by Rev. Sandra McLauchlan. Interment in Elmview Cemetery, Sheguiandah.
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LEWIS-At Regina, General Hospital, Sask., on December 1, 1966, Mrs. Robert Lewis (nee Martha Abbey) in her 97th year; dear sister of Mrs. William (Harriet) Soles of Little Current. The late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewis were former residents of Howland Township. They moved to the West more than 50 years ago and lived for a number of years at Raymore, Sask.
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MARVIN ASA LEWIS
In loving memory of Marvin Asa Lewis who passed away on October 15, 2006 at Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current in his 82nd year. Marvin was the eldest son of Earl and Dora (Marshal) Lewis, having been born at Spring Bay on September 1, 1925 where the windmills are being erected. He joined the army when quite young. He was married three times - to Ethel Cook (deceased) in 1944, Rose Beching (Polly) (deceased) in 1970 and Nancy Hare in 2000. Following his release from the military, Marvin worked at INCO, residing in Sudbury area. Upon his retirement, he moved to Lake Manitou, then to M'Chigeeng where he lived until six weeks ago when ill health forced him to go to the Centennial Manor in Little Current. Marvin will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Nancy, his family - Robert and wife Anna, Garry, Gordon and wife Pat, and Marlene and friend Guy, his 10 grandchildren, great grandchildren, his large extended family, his sisters Ilene (Harold, deceased) McMillan, Lenna (Howard, deceased) McCorriston, brothers Eldon, wife Mona, sisters-in-law Elizabeth and Simone and Carl, wife Lorene and his faithful dog, Lady. He was predeceased by brothers Earl Lewis and wife Jane, Jim, Rene and sister Ardith. The funeral service, which was held on Wednesday, October 18th, followed visitations on Monday evening, Tuesday afternoon and evening at St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Church in Mindemoya, of which he was a member. Rev. Bain Peever officiated. Marvin was laid to rest in Parklawn Cemetery in Sudbury beside his first wife, Ethel. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home, Little Current. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully received for St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Church, Mindemoya or the Mindemoya Hospital.
Manitoulin Expositor, November 1, 2006

MARY JUNE LEWIS
In loving memory of Mary June Lewis, June 11, 1937- October 14, 2005. June Lewis, a resident of the Wikwemikong Nursing Home and formerly of Mindemoya, died at the Mindemoya Hospital on Friday, October 14, 2005 at the age of 68 years. She was born at Spring Bay, daughter of Evelyn (Galbraith) (Legge) Pattison and the late Warren Legge. June was a very active lady who, when living in Sudbury, had been an avid bowler and when she and her husband Earl retired back home, she enjoyed curling. June was extremely active in the community, volunteering in many local organizations. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the Providence Bay Seniors group, the Providence Bay Agriculture Society, the Campbell Horticulture Society and when called on to cook or bake for any function, she was always willing to help. June was also the volunteer co-ordinator for the tourism information booth on the Chi-Cheemaun. She also found time to knit, embroider, cross stitch, paper tole, needle craft or any other craft she came across. Her handiwork and items of clothing were shared with many and cherished by all recipients. June loved to visit with people, but her greatest joy was her family. A loving and loved daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, she will be sadly missed, but many happy memories will be forever cherished. June was predeceased by her husband Earl Lewis Jr. on February 18, 1988. Cherished daughter of Evelyn Pattison of Spring Bay. Dearly loved and loving mother of Donald and Colleen of Scarborough, Michael of Alberta, Larry and Lucille of Sudbury and Steven of Mindemoya. Proud grandmother of Amanda, Warren, Erin, David and Cassandra and great grandchildren Mia and Madeline. Dear sister of Ted and Georgeanne Legge, Owen and Shirley Legge, Keith and Tammy Legge all of Mindemoya, Jack and Ethel Legge of Sudbury and Bev and Dave McDermid of Providence Bay. Also survived by several nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay after 7 p.m. on Sunday. The funeral service was conducted at the Salem Missionary Church, Spring Bay on Monday, October 17, 2005 at 11.00 a.m. with Pastor Allan Wilkinson officiating. Interment in Grimesthorpe Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated. The Manitoulin Chapter #306 of the Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home Sunday at 6.30 p.m. Culgin Funeral Home 282-2270.
Manitoulin Expositor, October 26, 2005

MILDRED ‘PEARL’ LEWIS
LEWIS, Mildred 'Pearl', July 4, 1911-November 16, 1999 at Manitoulin Centennial Manor, age 88 years. Pearl, born in Toronto, moved with her husband Elmer to Sheguiandah in 1942. Together they built and operated Bayside Cottages until 1956. During those years Pearl was a member of the Sheguiandah Women's Institute and travelled with Elmer throughout the US, spending winters in Florida. Pearl loved drama and was very active in Little Theatre in the 1950s to 1960s winning awards both as an actress and director. Predeceased by her husband Elmer Lewis (1967). Loving grandmother of Leanne Lewis of Victoria, B.C.; Kelly Lewis of Toronto; Bryan Forsyth and Gayle of North Carolina; Bari Lynn Forsyth of California; predeceased by grandson Bradley Forsyth; great-grandmother of Bradley and Breezy Forsyth. Fondly remembered by Clare and Eva Anderson of Toronto. Funeral service was held on Saturday, November 20 at Island Funeral Home. Cremation. Reverend Bruce Tombs officiated. Arrangements entrusted to Island Funeral Home, Little Current.
Manitoulin Expositor, November 24, 1999

NOLA (NEE EADE) WILHELMINE LEWIS
In loving memory of Nola Lewis, 81 years, who passed away peacefully at the Manitoulin Health Centre in Little Current on January 13, 2011. Nola was born July 18, 1929 to the late Mabel (nee O'Brien) and Wilbert Eade. She was predeceased by her loving husband John Lewis (1995). Loving mother to Nancy Draper (2001) and Gordon Lewis (2005) both predeceased. Survived by and beloved grandmother (Granny) to Stacey Lewis (Dean) and David Draper. Loving great-grandmother to Taneesha, Tyrell (predeceased 1998), Ashlyn, and Gabe (Lil' Man). Also survived by dear friends, Allen (predeceased) and Linda Bailey, Brenda and David Ross, Eleanore and Ross Morphet, Allan Ross, Kate Pinch and Margaret Williams. Nola was a telephone/telegraph operator for over 40 years, after retiring from Bell Canada in 1990, she and John returned to her homestead in Little Current. Nola was the ultimate knitter, and loved watching baseball, hockey and curling. She was a lifelong fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Maple Leafs. She loved reading romance novels, playing cards, word searches, and was an avid coin collector. Nola's ashes will be laid to rest with a private family and dear friend burial service at Cold Springs Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Island Funeral Home
Manitoulin Expositor, January 26, 2011

ORRIN DAVID LEWIS
A resident of Sheguiandah, Manitoulin Island, Orrin David Lewis, in his 83rd year, died suddenly at his home on Sunday, January 4, 1091 (sic). Born in Sheguiandah, he was the son of James Lewis and Elizabeth Caslick of Teeswater, Ontario. He was married in 1921 to the former Myrtle Baker who predeceased him in 1958.
Employed by the Ministry of Natural Resources in 1926, he worked in the Chapleau area and in Kapuskasing until his retirement in 1960.
Mr. Lewis was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Goldie Morris of Chapleau; grandson, David Morris of Timmins; granddaughter Janet of Chapleau; great grandson, Brian of Timmins; two brother, Ernest and Clifford of Sheguiandah; and two sisters, Mrs. Irene Martin of Manitowaning and Erma (Mrs. Laurence Peck) of Little Current.
Predeceased by one brother, Alfred in 1969 and two sisters, Maude in 1939 and Della (Mrs. Roy Warnica) in 1976.
Funeral service was held at Eagleson Funeral Home, Little Current on Wednesday at 2 pm with the Rev. S.G. Tomes officiating.
Pall bearers were: Ronald Lewis, Gordon Lewis, James Warnica, Warren Peck, Cliff Peck and Ralph Marshall.
Honorary pall bearers were: Lloyd Keatley, Bert Dunlop, Ralph Batman, Gerry Batman, Bert Coulter, Dave Strain, Grant Rogers and Ray Atkinson.
Interment will be in the Chapleau Municipal Cemetery in the spring.
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RHEA "DIANNE" LEWIS
In loving memory of Rhea "Dianne" Lewis who passed away at the Manitoulin Health Centre on Monday, July 23, 2001 at the age of 56.
Cherished wife of Glenn. Loving mother of Leanne of Vancouver, BC, and Kelly of Toronto.
Daughter of Rhea Williamson of Espanola. Predeceased by father Lester. Will be missed by sisters and brother; Peggy and John Pound of Sault Ste. Marie, June Joliceour and Stan Williamson of Brandon, Manitoba. Fondly remembered by four nieces and nephews.
Visitation on July 25, 2001 with funeral service on July 26 at the Island Funeral Home in Little Current with Reverend Richard White officiating. Cremation to follow with burial in Elmview Cemetery. Donations to the Daffodil Terrace, MHC Ladies Auxiliary or the Women's Shelter in Sudbury. Arrangements in care of the Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, July 25, 2001

ROBERT JOHN LEWIS
The death of Mr. Robert John Lewis occurred, after a short illness, at the home of his neice, Mrs. Alfred Paddon, in Little Current, on September 4th. Mr. Lewis, who was 87 years old was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lewis, of Sheguiandah. He was born at Sheguiandah and attended the #3 Howland Public School. He was a bachelor and he farmed for many years until 1918 when he took up work as a truck driver. He was a member of the United Church. One sister, Mrs. Florence Callaghan survives him and one sister, Sadie, predeceased him in 1909 and one brother, Arthur, some 20 years ago.
The funeral service was held at the Tracy Funeral Home, on September 8th, with the Rev'd Jack Gordon, of Grace Bible Church and Mr. A. E. Gray officiating. Hymns sung were "Just as I am" and "Jesus, Lover of my soul". Pallbearers were Ray Wilkins, Max Collar, Grenville Orr, Jim Callaghan, Herb Eade and Elgin Aelicks. Ralph Cunningham Jr. drove the flower car and interment was in Mountain View Cemetery. Attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Penny, Judy and Bob (Fenton), Mr. and Mrs. Love Aubin (Sudbury), Ambross Recollect was cross bearer.
Relatives and friends attending from a distance were Norma Nahwegahko, Sucker Creek; Kate Assiniwe, Little Current, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Fox, West Bay; Dorothy and Rita Fineday, Sheguiandah, and Mr. and Mrs. M. Paul, Manitowaning.
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Deaths
LEWIS: Rosalie G. "Rose" Lewis (nee Atchitawens), 84 years, Monday morning, May 29, 1995 at the Sudbury Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Dominic Lewis predeceased 1962. Loving mother of Doris Smith (husband Jack predeceased) of Angus, Clarence (wife Suzanne) of Hanmer, Leo of Sudbury, Ronald Elaine (husband Richard Milne) and Margaret Wabegijig all of Little Current and Rob Lewis (fiancée Deirdre) of Sudbury. Dear grandmother of Bernard, James, Stacey, Kevin, Rebecca, Sara, Thomas and Francis; great grandchildren Amanda, and Jimmy. Dear sister of the late Mary, Georgina, Stan and Jake all predeceased. Funeral mass was held at St. Bernard's Church, Little Current, Thursday, June 1st, 1995 Interment in the St. Bernard's Parish Cemetery. Donations to St. Bernard's Church Building Fund would be appreciated.
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LEWIS: ROSALIE G. "ROSE" (NEE ATCHITAWENS) LEWIS
Lewis (nee Atchitawens), Rosalie G. "Rose" - In her 84th year, Monday morning, May 29, 1995 at the Sudbury Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Dominic Lewis predeceased 1962. Loving mother of Doris Smith (husband Jack predeceased) of Angus, Clarence (wife Suzanne) of Hanmer, Leo of Sudbury, Ronald Elaine (husband Richard Milne) and Margaret Wabegijig all of Little Current and Rob Lewis (fiancée Deirdre) of Sudbury. Dear grandmother of Bernard, James, Stacey, Kevin, Rebecca, Sara, Thomas and Francis; great grandchildren Amanda, and Jimmy. Dear sister of the late Mary, Georgina, Stan and Jake all predeceased. Funeral mass was held at St. Bernard's Church, Little Current, Thursday, June 1st, 1995 Interment in the St. Bernard's Parish Cemetery. Donations to St. Bernard's Church Building Fund would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home, Sudbury.
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LEWIS, Rose "Polly" (Terrell) (Becking), 67 years. Died Sunday morning, September 30/90 at the Sudbury Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Jack Becking & Edward Terrell, both deceased. Loving mother of Bill Terrell (wife Elaine), Brian Becking (wife Brenda) of Sudbury. Dear step-mother of Marlene, Bob, Gary and Gordon Lewis. Grandmother of Shelley, Angela and Lisa Becking. Also Ron, Michael, Brenda & Tasha, Barbara Sherry, Jason, Robbie and Nicholas Lewis. Dear sister of Ida, Simone, Diane, Sarah and Vi. Sister-in-law of Ilene McMillan, Lenna McCorriston, Eldon Lewis, Jim Lewis, Carl Lewis and June Lewis and families. Funeral services were held in the Lougheed Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 2, 1990. Cremation followed in the Park Lawn Crematorium.
May she finally rest in Peace.
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RUBY LEWIS (HASTIE)
LEWIS, Ruby (Hastie) – At Sudbury Memorial Hospital on Friday, January 31, 1986 ruby Lewis (Hastie) of Sheguiandah in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Lewis. Dear mother of John and Ronald of Sudbury, William of Sheguiandah and Yvonne (Mrs. Gordon Carroll) of Chapleau. Also loved by eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Loving sister of W. J. Hastie of Victoria, B.C., and Georgina (Mrs. Ivan Meredith) of Sheguiandah. Predeceased by three sisters Alberta Hastie, Wilhelmina Heywood and Muriel Stringer. Rested at Eagleson Funeral home. Funeral service was held from there on Monday, February 3, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Sandra McLauchlan officiating. Interment in Elmview Cemetery.
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STEVEN KEITH LEWIS
In loving memory of Steven Keith Lewis, December 29, 1970 - April 29, 2008, who died suddenly at the age of 37. Cherished son of Earl & June (nee Legge) Lewis (both predeceased). Loved younger brother of Don (wife Colleen), Michael, Larry (wife Lucille). Dear uncle of Amanda, Warren, Erin, David & Cassandra. Great uncle of three; Mia, Jada & Madelyne. Survived by his grandma Evelyn Pattison. Forever remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Steven loved sports, he was an avid fan of the Blue Jays, and loved to play Kanasta on the computer. Family & friends gathered to celebrate and remember Steven's life at 11 am, Saturday, May 3, 2008 at Salem Missionary Church, Spring Bay. Burial at Grimesthorpe Cemetery. Donations to the Salem Church or the Mindemoya Hospital Aux would be appreciated. Arrangements with Island Funeral Home. His smiling face will be greatly missed.
Manitoulin Expositor, May 7, 2008

Sarah Lewis, 1882-1909
In Memoriam
The town of Little Current has sustained a loss in the removal, by death, of Miss Sadie Lewis. Miss Lewis had been ailing for a short length of time. During that time she was always, as her most intimate friends and relatives know, found with a cheerful and buoyant spirit.
Miss Lewis passed peacefully away, after a determined effort to sustain life longer, on the 2nd day of this month of March in her 27th year.
Miss Lewis was born in the township of Howland. Her father was the late Mr. Thomas Lewis, a man of pure and unselfish motives, upright and sterling integrity of character.
Miss Lewis was a Christian young woman of a quiet unassuming demeanour of life. In the business of her life she was always courteous and obliging. In the social life of the community she was esteemed as an ideal character. In the church life, being an active member of the Methodist Church. She was an active energetic and loving disciple of Christ. Sabbath School work was one of the many spheres of her labour. Here she toiled for her Master, in the training of young lives by her example and by the precepts of her master Christ.
In missionary work she was active being the superintendent of the Forward Movement of missions.
The removal of one who was so well known, so generally and deservedly loved has cast a gloom over the entire Sabbath school and church with which she was identified. In the social circle her absence brings a keen sense of loss. In the community in general her departure is felt as a common loss and a common sorrow. To know Miss Lewis was t admire, and love her as a Christian character.
“Now the Christian’s course is run,
Ended is the glorious strife;
Fought the fight, the work is done,
Death is swallowed up of life,”
The funeral was held from the Methodist Church yesterday afternoon and was one of the largest seen for some time in Little Current. After an eloquent sermon by Rev. E. Baker on the uses of life, the remains were laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery to await the resurrection morn.

Vern Lewis a sixty-three year old resident of Manitowaning was killed instantly while working in the Department of Highways yard, Little Current, after being knocked down and crushed by a dump truck on Wednesday afternoon October 13th.
Lewis was employed as a checker by D.H.O. and had apparently just completed checking the load apparently of the truck when the reversing truck struck him in the back, knocking him to the ground. He was crushed by the rear axle of the truck.
Mr. Lewis had farmed near Manitowaning until he sold the farm operation in 1957. Since that time he had been employed as a seasonal worker with various firms including the Dept. of Highways.
His wife the former, Mary Pyette predeceased him in 1951. Surviving is his twenty year old daughter "Ann", at Manitowaning; a sister, Mrs. Leota Stewart of Little Current; Mrs. Ora Swanson another sister of Newburg, Michigan; and two aunts, Theo and Kate Lewis of Manitowaning.
Funeral services were held on Saturday October 13th from the Manitowaning Knox United Church with Rev. Stephens officiating. Interment was in the Manitowaning Hilly Grove Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Jack Reid, Burk Vanzant, Wally Harasym, Rod McDonald, Tom Wright, and Jim Jordan. Honourary pallbearers were; John Hembruff, Alex McDonald, Sandford Thompson, and Hub McGauley. Ushers were Dougall Hembruff and Ronald MacDougall.
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[ WILLIAM LEWIS ]

Killed at Spanish
On Thursday last a terrible accident occurred at the saw mill at Spanish River in which Wm. Lewis lost his life. The mill had shut down for noon. Mr. Smith and another man were changing the big circular saw and in carrying it from the filing room thay (sic) had to pass the sawyer's lever. Just as they were passing Lewis slipped on a piece of slimy bark and the saw struck the lever that controlled the steam fee. The bolt locking this lever fell out and a full head of steam being turned on, the carriage shot with lightning speed striking Mr. Lewis breaking his leg in two places and cutting open his left side, killing him almost instantly. The carriage went against the bunters and was a complete wreck.
The lifeless body was taken from the mill and on Friday was brought to Little Current on the tug Fanny Arnold Mr. R. English prepared the body for burial and it was then taken to Manitowaning where it was interred in the family cemetery.
Mr. Lewis was a son of Jas. Lewis of Manitowaning. He was married to a daughter of Mr. Henry Vanzant of the same town and he leaves a young widow and three small children to mourn his sad death. He was a young man, only 24 years of age, and by his steady attention to his work was getting along nicely and making a comfortable and happy home. The bereaved wife and relatives have the sympathy of all in their sorrow.
The Manitoulin Expositor, Thursday, August 23, 1906
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

WILLIAM JOHN (JACK) LEWIS
In loving memory of Jack Lewis, 65 years, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 2, 2008. Beloved husband of Myrna (Clarke). Loving father of Wendy Beauparlant (Bruce) and Michael Lewis (Nathalie). Dear grandfather of Justin, Adrien and Hunter. Dear brother of Carol Hall (Carl) and Lyle Lewis (Paulette). Son of Bill and Margaret Lewis predeceased. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Born and raised on Manitoulin Island, Jack moved to Sudbury in 1965 to work for The Sudbury Board of Education, where he was a teacher until he retired in 1997. He enjoyed many wonderful times with his family on Manitoulin Island. He loved fishing and he was the happiest on the lake in his boat. He spent many years with The Sudbury and District Pipe Band with whom he went to Scotland in 1984. He took great pride in his children and their accomplishments, and he loved his grandsons dearly. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Huntington's Society of Canada would be appreciated. Funeral Service in the RJ Bernard Chapel, Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Wednesday, February 5th, 2008 at 11:30 am. Cremation at the Parklawn Crematorium. Friends may call 2-4 & 7-9 pm Tuesday or after 10:30 am Wednesday.
Manitoulin Expositor, February 6, 2008



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