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In loving memory of Harold Raymond Silva (RCNVR World War II). Formerly of Whitefish Falls, after a lengthy illness at the Sault Area Hospital, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on Saturday, September 17, 2005; born August 10, 1914 in Pictou, Nova Scotia.
Predeceased by his wife Betty and daughters Nancy and Maryann. Sadly mourned by daughters Terry Agnew (husband Jim) of Sault Ste. Marie and Kimberley Nelson (husband Brian) of Ottawa. Also sadly missed by grandchildren Matthew and Patrick Agnew and Emily and Laura Nelson. Brother of the late Charles.
Harold was a veteran of the North Atlantic naval campaign and after VE day, served in the North Pacific. He was boat captain and Conservation Officer for Ontario Department of Lands and Forests (subsequently the Ministry of Natural Resources). He worked out of Espanola and Little Current until his retirement in 1979 when he moved to Sault Ste. Marie.
At the request of the family there is no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations made to the Sault Area Hospital Complex Continuing Care or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Special thanks to Anita Agnew and June Williamson for their love and support. The family deeply appreciates the dedication and care provided by the Sault Area Hospital Complex Continuing Care staff and by Dr. Cziffer and Dr. Mathur. Thanks as well to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25. (Arrangements entrusted to the Northwood Funeral Home, 942 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie, ON (705) 945-7758).
Manitoulin Expositor, September 21, 2005

In loving memory of Cecilia (Cissie) Sim, (July 9, 1898 - June 29, 2008) who passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 29th, 2008 after 109 years of life on Manitoulin Island. Cecilia is now reunited in heaven with her late husband Grenville who passed away in 1975. Loving mother to Cora (Glen) and Roberta (Carl, predeceased). Cecilia was predeceased by brothers and sisters Esther, George, John, Edith, Mary, Owen, Oswald and William. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Sandie Cond, Lynn (Judy) Cond, Larry (Kerrie) Cond, Robert Brown, Gary (Christie) Brown, Janice (Gerry) Brown, Michael (Shelley) Brown, Heather (James) Nichols, Anne (Barry) McDonald, Bonnie (Jamie) Dowhaniuk, Frances (Tony) Bruyns, David (Marnie) Brown, Mary (Oscar) Simioni, her 31 great grandchildren, and her 4 great great grandchildren. Visitation will take place Friday, July 4th from 7 pm to 9 pm at Knox United Church, Manitowaning. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 5th at 2 pm at Knox United Church officiated by Reverend Martin Garniss. Funeral arrangements by Island Funeral Home. Interment in Hilly Grove Cemetery. In memoriam donations may be made to Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary, Centennial Manor in Little Current or Knox United Church.
Manitoulin Expositor, July 2, 2008

Cecilia (Cissie) Sim was an eyewitness to three centuries
By Michael Erskine
MANITOULIN – She was the queen of Squirreltown, the revered matriarch of a storied family and a woman whose love and compassion inspired everyone she met in the course of a life that spanned nearly 110 years and three of the most interesting centuries of human endeavour.
“She was certainly the Island’s oldest resident,” said great-nephew Rob Maguire of Manitowaning. “When you think about it, she wasn’t that far off being one of the oldest people in the world.”
Mr. Maguire gave testimony to the life of his great aunt and her impact on him. “She was always there and I never, ever, heard her say a bad thing about anybody,” he said. “We all cherished aunt Cissie – I feel blessed to have known her.”
Mr. Maguire said that the measure of a person’s impact on the world could often be seen in the values of the families they build. “She epitomized what family is all about – loving, caring and sharing,” he said. “You look at the Brown and Cond families and they are full of loving, caring people – that came down from Aunt Cissie.”
Mrs. Sim was born Cecilia Maguire on July 9, 1898. She was born to John and Cecilia Maguire on a farm in Bidwell, moving with her parents to the farm in Hilly Grove when she was about a year old. She remained on that farm until her marriage to Grenville Sim in the Hilly Grove United Church on July 8, 1924. It was a love affair that lasted until Mr. Sim died in 1975.
“Mom used to always say that her birthday present that year was my dad,” said Roberta Brown, “She loved him very much.”
Mrs. Brown and her sister Cora Cond of Sault Ste. Marie were the two children born to Cissie Sim and her husband. There were 13 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. It is said that few families even know their ancestors names back past two generations, let alone recall three generations back. For the descendants of Cissie Sim, they actually met and knew her, and were privy to her stories of life in another age.
“We were truly blessed,” said Mr. Maguire.
Mrs. Sim excelled in the role of farmer’s wife and pioneer – but she was far from being of rough stock. “Oh how mumma could bake,” recalled Mrs. Cond. “She could work all day in the kitchen baking and not get a spot of flour on her clothes – she was spotless.”
Mrs. Sim also excelled as the consummate seamstress. “My mother’s mother was a seamstress in Scotland,” said Mrs. Brown. “I guess she passed it down to momma. Cora is a good seamstress too – but I think it passed me by.” Mrs. Brown recalled that her mother made most of the family’s clothes. “I think I was about 16 before I got my first store-bought coat.”
Mrs. Sim was always impeccably groomed and stylishly dressed – whether she was on her way to play in the United or Anglican Church.
“I remember a story about the Anglican minister at the time, a Mr. Peltier – quite a character, a jolly, huge man,” said Mrs. Cond. “He told his parish council that: ‘We will hire Cecilia Sim to play the organ at the same price as last year.’ Of course she played for nothing. She never charged.”
Life was not easy for the Sim family, having lived through the Great Depression – not to mention the stringent rationing of two world wars – but perspective is enlightening. Her favorite epoch, she said in her final years, was the Depression. “Leave it to this amazing woman to see the good in such a devastating time,” said Jamie Dowhaniuk, a great-grandson-in-law during the eulogy he delivered at her service. “She said it (the Depression) was good because it was a time that brought people together.”
Mrs. Sim would say hello to everyone she met – in the grocery store, getting the mail, just walking down the street. “She always said, “You never know when your paths will cross again,” recalled Mrs. Brown.
Cissie Sim was witness to the transition from horse and buggy to spaceships – it is impossible for a third millennium mind to fully grasp the changes she had seen. Her husband always farmed with a horse, never even owning a tractor, even though he farmed right into the 1970s.
Asked what the best technological advance had been, she without hesitating would reply ‘hydro,’ recalled Mrs. Brown. “If you could imagine, she always kept the family’s clothes spotless, even the whites, and she did it all with her bare hands and a washboard.”
Although hydro may have freed Mrs. Sim from the drudgery of the washboard, not everything about it was sublime.
“She would never cook the turkey in the electric stove,” recalled Mrs. Cond. “She said it tasted better (from a wood-fired oven).” Mrs. Sim would somewhat less than affectionately refer to the electric stove as “that thing.” The dishwasher was known even less lovingly as “the animal.”
“Given the choice,” said Mr. Dowhaniuk, “she would have starved “the animal” and done all of her dishes by hand.”
Mrs. Sim continued to wash her own windows into her 90s.
Mr. Dowhaniuk listed the lessons his great-grandmother Cissie imparted to her friends and family through example in her long life.
“Treat everyone with kindness. She said hello to people she met on the street, in stores, at doctor’s offices…’You never know’ she would say ‘Our paths may not cross again.’
Any guests to her home were given a most genuine heartfelt welcome and the royal treatment after that – starting with a scrumptious tea party. They were never rushed out or made to feel they were imposing. In fact, when guests announced it was time to leave, they were met with resistance – ‘You can’t leave yet.’
Another lesson learned, continued Mr. Dowhaniuk, was to “support your family. The story that comes to mind happened when she wanted her sister Mary Lane to move in with her so that grandma could look after her. She was inconsolable when she was told that it was not a good idea – after all she was only 95 and needed to look after her sister.”
Mrs. Sim garnered useful habits through her life, he said, including to “be resourceful and conserve. Grandma modeled this behaviour and it no doubt came as a result of living through the Depression and two world wars having lived through times when flour and sugar were rationed. Those experiences develop life-long habits of conservation – always using the outhouse to conserve the well water; using cereal bags to wrap food; and using a peeler instead of a knife so as not to cut too much of the vegetable off.”
“Take care of yourself. Grandma Cissie was very active and fit as an equal partner on the farm. She always looked her best, whether she was working in the fields, painting her fence, washing windows – she was always decked out, hair done, nails done, and dressed to the nines,” said Mr. Dowhaniuk. “Although she paid a lot of attention to her outer wrapping, we all know her true beauty was on the inside. And taking care of yourself also involves living with your eyes open – as big as saucers, maybe, and standing up for what you believe.”
But perhaps the most important lesson of all Mr. Dowhaniuk related during his eulogy was to: “Live your love. Grandma Cissie modeled a loving relationship with Grenville, the love of her life. I’ve often heard of those wishing to pattern their love after their relationship. They met in a one-room schoolhouse, were married in 1924, and the rest, as they say, is history. Their thorough love was apparent in their marriage as they worked together, and played together.
Whether it was their fifth, 15th or 50th anniversary year, there they were, sitting side-by-side in whatever mode of transportation they had at the time. She has missed him so much these past 33 years – there wasn’t a day that she didn’t miss him, not a day didn’t think of him and look forward to being reunited with him. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder – oh my goodness. If you saw how much in love they were, just imagine augmenting that over 33 years – that’s life-long love.”
Cissie Sim lived a fruitful life and she left behind a legacy to her community. That legacy will span 10 times 10 the long years of her life here, on earth. She embodied all that is right and good in the rural lifestyle.
Manitoulin Expositor, July 23, 2008

SIM, Celenia M. - passed away at the Manitoulin Health Centre on Monday, April 9, 1990 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Norman Sim of Manitowaning. Daughter of the late Philip and Annie Smeltzer. Dear mother of Earla Sim of Manitowaning and Rosemarie Matthews of Milton. Loving grandmother of Norman Matthews and wife Wendy of Dartmouth N.S. and Lee Matthews of Niagara Falls. Dear sister of Mrs. Mel Head of Toronto, Mrs. Wilfred Jones of Brampton, Jean Smeltzer of Santa Barbara, Calif. and sister-in-law Mrs. Paul Cress of Milton. Predeceased by 6 brothers. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the Knox United Church, Manitowaning on Thursday evening after 7 p.m. Funeral service was held from the church on Friday, April 13, 1990 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Oliver Stevens officiating. Interment in Hilly Grove Cemetery.
(submitted by Rosemarie Sim-Matthews)

Sim - At Manitoulin Health Centre on Tuesday, May 13, 1980 David E. Sim Jr. of Manitowaning in his 86th year.
Beloved husband of Hazel Haner. Dear father of Bill Sim of Manitowaning. Brother of Norman of Manitowaning. Mrs. Viola Spence of Espanola and Eva (Mrs. Paul Cress) of Milton. Also survived by two grandchildren.
He rested at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Manitowaning Wednesday after 7:00 pm. Funeral service was from there on Thursday, May 15 at 2.
Manitoulin Expositor, May 28, 1980

Earl Sim
Earl Sim, 13 College St., Fonthill, Ont. passed away at the Milton Memorial Hospital, Milton, Ont. Thursday, Nov. 9, 1978. Born in Hilly Grove in 1907. The 11th in the family of 13 of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dave Sim St., Beloved husband of the late Eva Hodgon and dear father of Mrs. E. Proveau (Norma) Thunder Bay. Grandfather of Mrs. D. Russell (Leslie) Kingston, Mrs. D. Mainprize (Lenna) Terrace Bay, and Leanne Proveau Thunder Bay. Great grandfather of Kirk & Matthew Russell. Brother of Mrs. Spence (Viola) Espanola, Mrs. Cress (Elva) Milton, Percy, Dave & Norman, Manitoulin Island.
Predeceased by brothers & sisters, Eaph 1924, Sidney 1912, Bruce 1977, Clarence 1963, Elizabeth 1900, Lillie 1907 and Lola 1976.
Rested at Dixon Funeral Home, Fonthill, where service was held Nov. 13 at 1:30 p.m. Interment Fonthill Cemetery.
(submitted by Rosemarie Sim-Matthews)

February 27, 1949 - May 8, 2005. Passed away at the St. Catherines General Hospital surrounded by family.
Loving and very special daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Norman Sim. Will be remembered with much love by the Matthews family, her sister Rosemarie, nephews Norman (Wendy), Lee (Lynn), grandnephews Dyllan and Kevin, and grandniece Holly. Predeceased by her brother-in-law Robert Matthews. Friends visited at Butler Funeral Home, St. Catharines on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 from 5 - 9 pm.
Earla will rest at Knox United Church, Manitowaning on Thursday, May 12, 2005 from 7 - 9 pm. Service in the Church on Friday, May 13, 2005 at 2 pm. Interment will take place at Hilly Grove Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, May 11, 2005

In loving memory of Grant Sim, June 3, 1911 to November 9, 2000, a resident of Manitoulin Centennial Manor passed away at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current on Thursday, November 9, 2000 at the age of 89 years. He was born in Assiginack Township, the son of the late Robert and Frances (Leeson) Sim.
Grant farmed all his life in Assiginack Township and was a member of St. Paul's Anglican Church. He also enjoyed listening to good music and dancing.
Survived by one sister Vivian Tilston (husband Luck) of Manitowaning and a sister-in-law Cecelia Sim of South Baymouth. Predeceased by three brothers James, Grenville and Leonard Sim and two sisters Mildred Sparling and Hilda Ueberer. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held at St. Paul's Anglican Church on Saturday, November 11, 2000 with Canon Bain Peever officiating. Interment followed in Hilly Grove Cemetery.
If so desired, donations to St. Paul's Anglican Church would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Manitowaning Chapel.
Manitoulin Expositor, November 15, 2000

SIM, Hazel Violet - of Manitowaning passed away at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current on Sunday, June 11, 1989 in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Dave E. Sim (predeceased 1980). Hazel was a lifelong resident of the Manitowaning area. She was a very active member of St. Paul's Anglican Church and a devoted mother and housewife. She is survived by her son William (wife Mamie) Sim of Manitowaning. Dear sister of Melvin Haner of Brandon, Florida. Loving grandmother of Ted (wife Judy) Sim of Midland, Michigan and Kelly (Mrs. Wayne LeBeouf) of Sault Ste. Marie. Also survived by 4 great-grandchildren. Friends were received at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Manitowaning, Monday evening. Funeral service was held from the church on Tuesday, June 13, 1989 at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Donevon officiating. Interment in Hilly Grove Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, June 14, 1989
(submitted by Rosemarie Sim-Matthews)

James William Sim, 464 Second Ave. E., North Bay, died Thursday, August 21 in hospital after a length illness. He was 73.
Funeral Service was held in St. John's Anglican Church at 10:30 on Saturday, August 23. Rev. Noel Goater conducted the service. Six grandsons were pallbearers.
Born in Hilly Grove, June 2, 1902, Mr. Sim was the son of Robert and Frances Sim. On August 5, 1930, he married the former Gelena Watson. He was predeceased by his son, Robert, in 1940, his grandson, David in 1974 and his brother, Grenville, in January, 1975. He is survived by his wife and three daughters: Mrs. A. Lecappelain, (Marie); Mrs. W. Depencier, (Billie) both of North Bay; and Mrs. P. Knowles (Helen) of Bracebridge. Also three sisters: Mrs. P.H. Sparling (Mildred), Sault Ste. Marie; Mrs. Hilda Ueberer, Toronto' and Mrs. J. R. Tilson (Vivian), Manitowaning; and one brother, Grant, Hilly Grove. He leaves eleven grandchildren.
The Manitoulin Expositor, page 6, August 28, 1975
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

SIM, Norman - At Manitoulin Health Centre on Saturday, October 30, 1994 Norman Sim of Manitowaning in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Celena Sim (Smeltzer) (1990). Dear son of the late David and Elizabeth Martin. Loving father of Rosemarie Matthews and Earla Sim of Manitowaning. Grandfather of Norman Matthews (Wendy) and Lee Matthews (Lynn) both of St. Catharines. Great grandfather of Dyllan Matthews and Kevin Matthews both of St. Catharines. Brother of Elva Cress of Milton. Predeceased by son-in-law Robert Matthews; brothers Sydney (1912), Eaph (1924), Clarence (1963), Bruce (1977), Earl (1978), Percy (1978), Dave (1980), and sisters Elizabeth (1900), Lily (1907), Lola (1976), Viola (1984). Rested at Knox United Church in Manitowaning. Funeral service was held from there with Reverend Wally Wood officiating. Interment was in Hilly Grove Cemetery.
(submitted by Rosemarie Sim-Matthews)

Percy R. Sim
A resident of Hilly Grove, Manitoulin Island for many years, Percy R. Sim passed away December 17th, 1978 at Manitoulin Manor, Little Current, in his 87th year.
Born at South Baymouth, Manitoulin Island, May 16th, 1891, he was the second son of David and Elizabeth Sim. When quite young, he went with an uncle out to Delia, Alta. And homesteaded many years, then returned to Ontario, doing carpenter work in Buffalo, N.Y., and Southern Ont. Then retired to Hilly Grove, where he married Charlotte Bates of Buffalo, N.Y., who predeceased him September 1956. Funeral service was held Dec. 19th in Manitowaning United Church with Mrs. Neaddow officiating. Organist was Mrs. Nellie Fields; and the hymn sung by the choir was "Unto the Hills Around". Pallbearers were Ted Sim, Grant Sim, Phil Jordan, Charlie Viney, Jack Ingram, Calvin Cowan; to final resting place at Hilly Grove Cemetery. Mr. Percy Sim is survived by two brothers and two sisters; David of Hilly Grove, Norman of Manitowaning, and Viola (Mrs. D. Spence) Espanola, Elva (Mrs. P. Cress) Milton, Ont.
(submitted by Rosemarie Sim-Matthews)

SIM---R. Bruce of Thunder Bay, Ontario passed away on September 21/77 following a short illness. He was born in Tehkummah, Manitoulin Island and had lived in Thunder Bay since 1921. He had visited back on the Island with his brothers and relatives nearly every summer. He is survived by his wife Jane, son Kenneth, 4 stepchildren, grand children great grandchildren, brothers of Manitowaning, Percy, Dave, Norman and Earl, sister Viole Spence of Espanola and Elva from Milton Ont.
Funeral service was held Friday Sept. 23/77. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
(submitted by Rosemarie Sim-Matthews)

Adam Watson Sime
After a private funeral service in Toronto on Monday, October 26th, the body of the late Adam Watson Sime was laid to rest in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.
The late Mr. Sime, who had many friends on Manitoulin, particularly in Silver Water district where he had a summer home, lost his life in the sinking of the steamer Caribou off the coast off Newfoundland, on Oct. 14th. He joined the staff of the Imperial Oil Company in 1926 as manager of the lubrication department, and was on business in connection with ubrication problems relating to the war effort when the ship was torpoeded (sic).
Mr. Sime was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and came to Canada in 1905 with his family. He was educated at Upper Canada College and Toronto University. He is survived by his wife a former Gore Bay girl, Helen Grant Irving, two sons, David aged 12 and Tam aged 7, also a brother C.W. Sime of Toronto. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved ones from many friends on Manitoulin.
Uncited Obituary - Source: Dorothy Hopkins Addison
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

In loving memory of Daniel Michael Simon, June 30, 1989-Nov. 3, 2009. Cherished son of Eileen Simon and Daniel Simon (partner Kate). Dear brother of Peggy and Joy Simon. Dear grandson of Jim Sr. (predeceased) and Christine Panamick, all of M'Chigeeng, Max and Margaret Simon of Wawa. Loved uncle of Dallas Simon. Will be missed by aunts Kate, Hazel, Theresa, Gina, Donna and Darlene and uncles John, Gordon, Rudy (predeceased) Barry, Gary, Isadore, Johnny, Vince, Henry, Joe, Jimmy and Bernard. Will always be remembered by cousins Chris, Charlee, Cody, Jordon, Kyle, Kara, Terri, Mike, Bob, Calvin, Rudy, Harvey, Taylor, Vivian (predeceased) Caroline, Lisa, Francine, Beverly, Stephanie, Scott, Tiffany, Charlene, Kevin, James, Murray, Jacqui, Jamie Vince, and many more family and friends. Family and friends gathered from 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 5 at the M'Chigeeng Community Complex until the Funeral Mass on Monday November 9, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, M'Chigeeng. Burial at M'Chigeeng Cemetery. Arrangements with Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, November 10, 2009

1959 – 2011
Barry Simon passed away from cancer in Ottawa on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 surrounded by loved ones. He is missed, mourned and always remembered by his loving husband Rob Sutherland, by his parents Max and Margaret Simon of Wawa, his siblings Dan (Kate) of M’Chigeeng, John (Linda) of Wawa, Gordie of Wikwemikong, Theresa (Bill Dawyd) of Sault Ste. Marie, Rudy (predeceased), Gina (Viola) of Tiverton (Ottawa), Sandy (Darlene) of Wawa, Donna of Thunder Bay, Darlene, also of Thunder Bay, and by Rob’s daughter Grace MacDonald of Kingston. He is also loved and missed by many, many nephews, nieces, cousins and wonderful friends across this great land of ours. Barry had a wonderful and full life in his 52 years. He was a worker at Lake Superior Provincial Park, a public service employee, worked and ran the resource centre for the Assembly of First Nations, and helped run a Bed and Breakfast before his illness slowed him down. Even then he lived life to its fullest–and he had a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face right until the end. A memorial funeral mass was held at Holy Name of Mary Church, 134 Bridge Street, Almonte, on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 5 pm. A mass will also follow at a later time in Wawa. He had asked to be cremated with ashes going to places he loved. Barry was so very, very special. We are privileged that he was in our lives, and that we all felt the warm glow of his pure love. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to Wabano Aboriginal Healing Centre in Ottawa.
Manitoulin Expositor, September 14, 2011

Simon, Rudy, died suddenly at Haileybury on July 3, Rudy Simon, age 21. Beloved son of Max and Margaret, of Wawa (formerly Manitoulin), Brother of Danny, Johnny, Gordie, Theresa, Barry, Gina?, Gary, Donna and Darlene, all of Wawa. Grandson of Mrs. Jane Zack of Manitoulin. Funeral mass was held in WaWa on Friday, at WaWa.
Manitoulin Expositor, July 11, 1979

February 27, 1942 – February 1, 2012
Robert John Simpson, age 69, died peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre after a brave year-long battle with cancer on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. He is survived by Anke Groenevelt of Little Current, his partner of 15 years and his former wife Margaret of Kingston, his children Robert Jr. (Belinda) of Kingston, Brenda of Toronto, Barbara of California, his grandchildren Jenna, Justin, Dylan, Olivia, Marissa, Elise, his great-grandchild Laila, his sister Eleanor of Toronto. Predeceased by his parents Gertrude and Ernie and by his sisters Marlene and Nan, and former son-in-laws Glenn Bot of Sudbury and Zachary Kephart of California. He is loved and missed by family in Holland. Bob was born in Kingston, Ontario on February 27, 1942. He graduated from Kingston General Hospital as a Radiologic Technician in 1963. He moved to Sudbury in 1967 and was the head of the Radiology department at Sudbury General Hospital until 1980. He then operated seven locations of Northern Radiological Services until 1990. Bob lived every moment of his life to the fullest. He travelled the world, but always looked forward to returning home to his beautiful place on Manitoulin Island that he built in 1972. He loved to walk on White’s Point Road each day, and his hobbies included powerboating, skiing, pickleball, sailing, reading, and skating with his children and grandchildren. The wake services were on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 7 pm to 9 pm at Island Funeral Home, 36 Worthington Street, Little Current. The funeral service was held on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 2 pm at St. Bernard’s Church, 19 Hayward Street, Little Current. In lieu of flowers, Bob requested donations be made to the Manitoulin Health Centre’s fundraising campaign for new X-ray equipment. Please contact 705-368-2300 Ext 2506 or 2508 or mail donations to MHC Tree of Life Campaign, c/o Derek Graham, Box 640, Little Current, Ontario, P0P 1K0. Cheques should be made out to “MHC Tree of Life Campaign.” Arrangements entrusted with Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, February 8, 2012

With the passing of Tom Simpson another beautiful soul has moved on from this earth.Tom passed away peacefully in his 75th year, after a short illness, and with his wife Janet by his side on July 22nd at the Toronto General Hospital. Tom will be sadly missed by his wife Janet, son Jimmy, daughter Gwen and Janet's children Kelly, Jamie, Karen and Sharon and all of their extended family members. He was also a loving Papa to Dale, Jeremy, Melissa, Jenn, Conor, Brendan, Will and Annie. Great-grandfather to Tya and Marley. Tom was a devoted brother to Jimmy Simpson (Marie-Paule), Betty Wood (Harry), Irene Arnold (David). Tom emigrated from Ireland in 1954 and soon after joined Falconbridge Nickel Mines. Tom was involved in local Nickel Centre politics where he was a local councilor and coached many sports teams. In 1990 Tom retired from Falconbridge. He and Janet enjoyed 20 years of retirement together spent between Florida and Manitoulin Island. Tom was an avid golfer and enjoyed watching sports with his friends and family. In retirement he kept busy doing odd jobs for neighbours in Florida, reading a good mystery, playing golf and enjoying an afternoon draft. He was an avid New York Rangers and Buccanners fan. Tom will forever be remembered for his love of his family, his friends and being a true gentleman. He will be greatly missed. There was a celebration of Tom's life from 2-4 pm on Monday, August 2, 2010 at the Manitoulin Golf Country Club in Gore Bay, Ontario. The family would like to express their gratitude to all of Tom's caregivers both at Sudbury Laurentian Hospital and Toronto General Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Tom Simpson to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Lougheed Funeral Home, 252 Regent Street, at Hazel Street, Sudbury.
Manitoulin Expositor, August 4, 2010

[Annie Sims]

Many Mourn Passing of Mrs. H. Sims
Well known throughout Northern Ontario, from Fort William to Kirkland Lake, Mrs. Annie Sims, wife of the Rev. Canon H.A. Sims, rector of St. Peter’s (Anglican) church, Kirkland Lake, died in Kirkland District Hospital, on Sunday morning. She was in her 62nd year. Funeral services conducted by the Rt. Rev. George Frederick Kingston, bishop of Algoma were conducted at St. Peter’s, Monday afternoon at 3.15 o’clock following which the body was conveyed to North Bay for burial.
Citizens of all walks of life met at St. Peter’s Monday afternoon to pay a last tribute of respect to the memory of Mrs. Sims. Every denomination, representatives of educational and civic bodies, service clubs, professional and business people, members of the local ministerial association, citizens of the entire township and from outlying areas met in the church thronging it to capacity and with many outside the building who could not find places and was a vivid attestation to the high esteem and regard in which the late Mrs. Sims was held by all who knew her.
Members of St. Peter’s Girl Guides, and members of other local Girl Guides Corps attended the church in a body and lined the aisle as a guard of honor when the casket was removed from the church. A most touching tribute was the final and last Guides salute given by the Guides as the casket passed, a last farewell to a loved captain and former commissioner of the Guides Association. While resting in state at the church the casket was draped with the Guide colors.
“There is genuine mourning today in this city of Kirkland Lake,” said the Rt. Rev. George Frederick Kingston, Bishop of Algoma, officiating at the funeral service. “There is mourning throughout the whole Diocese of Algoma and the tribute of this great gathering speaks for itself of the high regard in which Mrs. Sims was held. This gathering is representative of the congregation of St. Peters, the Ministerial Association, the Girl Guides of the city and district, the friends who have come form a distance, the clergy of the deanery of Temiskaming and the diocese of Algoma. We are all here to pay a tribute a well deserved tribute to one of God’s chosen women of faith.”
Praised by Bishop
Bishop Kingston said it was not his intention to eulogize but he felt there were four qualities in the character of the late Mrs. Sims that should be mentioned. The first was her great and abiding faith in God and he believed that had the people of today more of that faith it would serve them in facing the troubled days through which all were passing. Second was her willingness to aid in all good works. Throughout the diocese there were many who spoke of Mrs. Sims willingness to aid all worthy causes. Throughout the north country, wherever she had been called to serve with canon Sims that quality had been outstanding the desire to work and to aid in everything that demanded zealous work and activity.
With her faith and willingness to render service went also a sense of humor that was a great aid to those with whom she came into contact, and was also an aid to her in many of the tasks she was called on to do in the course of her many duties. And with all her qualities went an abiding patience and that patience served her well during the trying days of her illness when she was called on to suffer much pain. Bishop Kingston felt that all who knew her would remember her for all her kindly qualities her quiet enduring spirit and added that there should be gratitude to God for the many services she rendered while here. He believed the services exemplified on earth would be continued in the greater life to which she had been called. There is no death to those who die in the Lord, the bishop said, and for the deceased there was only the entering into a fuller richer life beyond and in that belief all who knew and loved her could see her go to the Christ in whose service she had been most zealous.
The late Mrs. Sims was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Herridge and was born in Kent, England, on March 1, 1882. Canon and Mrs. Sims were married at Portsmouth, England on August 26, 1907 and came to Canada, June 30, 1908 to work in the mission of Silverwater, Manitoulin Island. While at Silverwater the Indians of the Shishingawaning reserve gave Mrs. Sims the name of Meskokwahdoqua “Red Cloud” referring to the red clouds seen in the skies and forecasting fair weather. In 1914 Mrs. Sims accompanied her husband to St. John’s parish, North Bay in 1927. Ten years later Canon and Mrs. Sims journeyed to Kirkland Lake to take over St. Peter’s parish.
When in Cobalt Mrs. Sims organized one of the first Girl Guide companies in Canada and it is still an active company as are all Mrs. Sims organized at Fort William and Kirkland Lake, and formerly of North Bay. Rev. W. W. Jarvis officiated and interment took place in St. John’s Cemetery.
A watch was kept during the night by members of the Mothers’ Union and other parishioners of St. John’s and pall-bearers at the funeral were members of that church’s Girl Guide organization, in which Mrs. Sims played a leading role during the 10 years she spent in North Bay.
Rev. A.E. Carding of Powassan assisted at the funeral service Tuesday afternoon.
Among those who attended were Mr. and Mrs. W. Barrett, Hamilton, Quartermaster A. Chaput, Kirkland Lake, and Miss Stella Newton, also of Kirkland Lake.
Bishop Kingston expressed the thought that it was most appropriate that the nurse attending Mrs. Sims during her last hours was Mrs. W.R. Grice, an officer in her Guide Company.
Uncited Obituary - Source: Dorothy Hopkins Addison
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

C.L.D. Sims Passes in Little Current
The last member of a pioneer family on Manitoulin Island, C.L.D. Sims, died Wednesday afternoon at his home in Little Current. Ill in bed with influenza for the past 10 days, he was stricken suddenly with heart attacks. Death resulted from the second seizure. The late Mr. Sims was 76 years of age. His parents, five brothers and one sister had all predeceased him.
The prominent Little Current man was the son of the late Rev. Jabez Sims, one of the first Anglican missionaries to come to the Manitoulin Island, and the late Mrs. Sims. Born in Manitowaning on September 22, 1865, he lived there until he was three years of age. It was at that time his father’s life came to a tragic end by drowning. The missionary was one his way across the North Channel to Killarney when he fell from his sailboat.
Moving with his family to Sheguiandah, he spent most of his boyhood there. He was 17 years of age when he came to Little Current. There he was married in 1891, to Maria McMinn.
During the 1890’s and early 1900’s, the late Mr. Sims was in partnership with his brother, Thomas C. Sims, in the general store business. At the same time the two brothers owned and operated a fleet of tugs serving the lumbering territories thereabouts. The tugs made Little Current their home port, and the late Mr. Sims held his captain’s papers and went on many of the trips.
Accepting an appointment as Indian agent at Manitowaning in 1902, he gave up his active duties in connection with the operation of the tugs, but still had an interest in the business. He remained at Manitowaning for 20 years, at the end of which time he returned to Little Current. Setting up an insurance business on his return he was made justice of the peace and notary public erecting an office on Water St. in Little Current.
A Liberal in politics, the late Mr. Sims was a staunch supporter of his brother, Thomas, when he was elected the first mayor of the community in the 1890’s. The deceased was a member of the Anglican Church and, in earlier days, took an active part in the I.O.O.F. and the Maccabees.
Surviving the late Mr. Sims are his widow and two daughters, Mrs. Robert Ripley, of Little Current, and Mrs. F. Conlon, of Toronto.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, April 4, at 2.30 o’clock from the Holy Trinity Anglican Church at Little Current. Rev. Edwin Weeks of Manitowaning, officiated and was assisted by Capt. The Rev. E. Wrightson, of Espanola. Interment was in the Anglican Cemetery at Little Current.
Uncited Obituary - Source: Dorothy Hopkins Addison
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish


Mrs. Sims Called by Death
Thursday morning after a lingering illness of two months Mrs. T.C. Sims of Little Current passed away peacefully. She was taken ill on April 11 and at that time very little hope was held out for her recovery from gastric ulcer. However she recovered sufficiently in three weeks to be able to sit up and seemed to be on the mend. Three weeks ago despite all that could be done she became gradually weaker and three days before her death all hope that she would recover was abandoned and her death was only a matter of weeks. The end came suddenly and Miss Kathleen, who had been attending school at North Bay and Arnold employed with the Ruggles Truck Co. at London, were unable to reach home in time to see their mother alive. Arnold and Kathleen arrived home on the noon train Friday and the funeral was held on Saturday afternoon from Holy Trinity Church.
All day Friday scores visited the home of the deceased to pay a last tribute to the memory of her whom all had loved. The room was a mass of flowers and wreaths and sprays of all kinds covered the casket and the tables on either side. Wreaths were received from the I.O.O. F., Pioneer Lodge, Manitou Rebecca lodge, and splendid floral sprays from Everywomans Club, the Choir of Holy Trinity church, the Altar Guild, and an immense emblem of flowers in the form of the W.A. badge from the Womens Auxiliary. Besides theses tributes in the form of wreaths, sprays and bouquets of cut flowers from friends, marked the esteem in which the late Mrs. Sims was held.
Death has removed one of the most ardent workers for the Memorial fund as she was the president and moving spirit of the Everywomans Club and was planning even at the last for the erection of the Memorial for the fallen. Just a week before her death she was made a life member of the Womans Auxiliary of which she was president and a tireless worker so that this was a joy to her at the last moment. During the war Mrs. Sims formed the Comfort committee and kept the organization going till the armistice was signed so that lonely soldiers overseas have reason to remember her lovingly in this respect. Born at Niagara-on-the-Lake on April 11, 1866, she attended school in St. Catherines, and got her teachers certificate there. She married Thos. C. Sims and moved to Little Current where she resided at the time of her death.
Five children and her husband survive, Lyle and Wilfrid of Sims & Co., Little Current; Arnold of London, and Rita and Kathleen at home.
The funeral was held from the Holy Trinity Church at 2:30 on Saturday afternoon and the church was packed to the doors with scores unable to gain admittance. Messrs. D. McGillvery, W. Grothier, D. Gault, and A. Putt acted as pall bearers and Rev. Cocks preached the funeral sermon, touching on the qualities of the deceased and taking as his text the words of Jesus when she said he loved Lazarus so much that he let death take him. He dealt on the fact that it was the will of God to take those that ….all these present to try….ter lives taking as an exam…life of the sisters departed. After the hymn “Peace perfect peace had been sung the Nunc Dimittus was chanted while the body was taken to the hearse. All the business places in town were closed for the funeral and the Mansion House also closed as a last tribute to the memory of the deceased. Cars were present from all over the Island and all traffic halted when the procession started to the Anglican cemetery where the last rites were performed by Mr. Cocks. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the sorrowing family in their great bereavement.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 22, 1922
(small part of paper missing on reel)
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

The Reverend Canon H.A. Sims, who died in the New Liskeard Hospital shortly before midnight on Wednesday, February 20, aged 90, was one of the pioneer Anglican clergy of Northern Ontario. Until illness began to overtake him six months ago, he remained one of the most energetic people of the area.
Born in Portsmouth, England, on February 8, 1881, Harry Sims, the oldest of four sons of a shipwright in the Royal Navy, went with the family to Ascension Island, a coaling station for shipping in the South Atlantic, when he was ten years old. A few years later he returned to England to undertake an apprenticeship of seven years as a moulder in his native town. There he gradually became increasingly involved in the work of the church, and was confirmed in 1897. In 1903 he joined the Church Army, an Anglican organization akin to the Salvation Army, and spent some months in its Training College. After oversight of the work of the Church Army in the Diocese of Hereford for a short period, he was moved to the London headquarters. On August 26, 1907, he was married to Annie Herridge.
That decade was one of great British immigration to Canada. Bishop Thorneloe of the Diocese of Algoma, went to England in 1908 to enlist workers for the church. Mr. And Mrs. Sims volunteered and sailed to Canada in June, where he was appointed Stipendary Lay Reader on Manitoulin Island, where the work was partly among Indians.
They lived in a log cabin so ill constructed that some of Mrs. Sims’ clothing was used during the first winter to fill chinks between the logs and keep out the cold. There Mr. Sims studied theology in preparation for the examinations which would qualify him as a clergyman.
He was ordained deacon in June 1911, and priest in June 1912, by Bishop Thorneloe. He was moved to New Liskeard in 1914, and the following year to Cobalt, which was then at the height of its population and activity. Six years later he went to St. Paul’s Church in Fort William and after another six years, to St. John’s Church, North Bay, where he served from 1927 to 1937. He was then asked to undertake the work in Kirkland Lake, then at its peak as a mining town. In 1941 he was made a Canon and in 1944 Mrs. Sims died. Three years later Canon Sims moved to Chapleau where in August, 1950, he retired, on medical advice.
Throughout his entire ministry and subsequent retirement he was active not only in many phases of the work of the church, but in community service. He was a Public School Trustee in Cobalt, Fort William and North Bay. He organized Scout troops in New Liskeard, Fort William, North Bay, Kirkland Lake and Chapleau. He received the first Gilwell Badge, a recognition for service in Scouting, ever awarded in Ontario. He became a member of the Sons of England in 1915 and a Mason in 1919 in Cobalt, a Kiwanian in Fort William and a Rotarian in North Bay. He served for years on the executive committee of the Diocese of Algoma, and on many of the committees of the Anglican Church in Canada. As a member of the committee for the Revision of the Prayer Book he sponsored the resolution which brought about the Book of Common Prayer now in use throughout Canada. He encouraged and played basketball, curling, badminton, tennis and soccer. He invented the game of disking in 1921.
For the past twenty three years Canon Sims has been in retirement in New Liskeard, but rarely has anyone of his age been so vigorous. He did a number of pushups daily, and until recently, cared for a large garden. He rarely missed a hockey game in New Liskeard. He was delighted to accept invitations to preach or conduct services, and did not limit these to his own communion. When St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, New Liskeard, was for many months without a minister, he supplied services there, and this was true of other churches. On Christmas Day, 1972, when the roads were icy, he drove himself to Englehart to conduct a service there, and counted it a great privilege to be in charge of St. Luke’s Cathedral, Sault Ste. Marie, for six weeks in the spring of 1973. From the formation of the ‘Dialogue Group’ of priests and ministers of most churches in the Temiskaming area, more than ten years ago, he was one of its keenest members, and he attended every local ecumenical gathering.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Grace Fischer, of North Bay, and Mrs. Lillian Barrett, of New Liskeard; a grandson, R. Harry Fischer of Peterborough; and three great-granddaughters as well as Vernon Sims, a younger brother, in Portsmouth, England.
The funeral service was conducted in St. John’s Church, New Liskeard, on Saturday, February 23, 1974, but (sic) the Rev. Rodney Brazill, assisted by the Rev. T. Koning, the Rev. Fred Roberts, and the Rev. Arthur Reynolds.
Pallbearers were Frank Kemp, Walter Chatwin, Frank Joy, Tom Hoyle, Douglas Hooey and Lloyd Wilson.
Interment was at the Anglican Cemetery in North Bay in the family plot where Mrs. Sims is buried.
Temiskaming Speaker, February 27, 1974 page 3

Sims - Mrs. W.A. (Millie), Thursday, March 20th at Manitoulin Health Centre.
Beloved wife of Wilfred (Bill) Sims, and loving mother of Mrs. Bayne Pearen (Jeanne) of Thunder Bay, beloved grandmother of Shelley, New York, Shawn and Todd Thunder Bay. She was the youngest daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Stringer and had lived on Manitoulin Island all her life. Predeceased by six sisters and three brothers.
She had been in poor health for several years. She was a member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church and in earlier years had been an active member of the Senior W a.
Burial took place from Holy Trinity Anglican Church Monday morning March 24 with Rev. S. G. Tomes officiating. In a charge of arrangements was Eagleson Funeral Home. Interment took place in Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Elmer Vincent, George Rush, Bill Cousins, Roy Eaton, John Omnet, Bid Smith. Active pallbearers were Len Jewell, Norman Smith, John Farquhar, Cam Spec, Lou Aubin, Boyne Heis.
Manitoulin Expositor, March 26, 1980

Thomas Chapman Sims
Another gap was made in the rapidly thinning ranks of the Manitoulin pioneers when Thomas Chapman Sims, of Little Current, passed on to his reward at Mindemoya, October 29th. Death was due to appendicitis and peritonitis.
The late Mr. Sims was born at Glenwilliams, Ont., and as a small child came to Manitoulin with his parents, Rev. J.W. and Mrs. Sims. The family resided at Manitowaning for a short time and later moved to Sheguiandah, near which point the Rev. Sims was drowned while on a missionary voyage.Mr. T.C. Sims spent his early life around Sheguiandah and attended Collegiate Institute at St. Catherines and Normal School at Toronto. He taught several schools on the Manitoulin-among them the Sheguiandah, and No. 3 Howland, as well as the Little Current School. He also taught at Virgil, Ont., returning from that place to enter business with his brother, C.L.D. Sims at Little Current on the site now occupied by the Bank of Montreal.
Under the name of Sims Bros. the firm extended rapidly and branched out into the lumbering business, as well as being the owners of numerous tugs and later on of steamers. Among the tugs owned by the firm old mariners will recall the “Maggie May”, “Tecumseh”, “Fred Davidson”, “B.M. Fraser”, “John Harrison”, “Molly S”, as well as the yacht “Evangeline”. After this the firm purchased the steamer “Iroquois”, and when she burned, secured the steamer “Bon Ami” which carried the mail from Manitowaning to Cutler prior to the advent of the railroad to Manitoulin. The “Bon Ami” was sold in 1921 and the steamer “Alexander” was purchased in 1924 and placed on the run from Spragge and Cutler to Little Current and Collins Inlet until she was destroyed by fire in 1927.
Mr. Sims also carried on an extensive Insurance and General Conveyancing business at Little Current, and his advice in Municipal and business affairs was much sought after by local citizens. He might really have been called the father of the Town of Little Current-having been Reeve of Howland before the Incorporation of the Town of Little Current and serving for six consecutive years as Mayor of the Town immediately after its incorporation. For the past 35 years he has been Town Treasurer and lately has also been acting as Treasurer of the Public Utilities Commission. Also after the formation of the Judical District of Manitoulin, Mr. Sims acted as foreman of the First Grand Jury summoned in the district.
In politics Mr. Sims was a strong Liberal and served several terms as President of the Eas Algoma Liberal association in the days of the Laurier regieme.
In May 1889 Mr. Sims was married to Charlotte Maude Boyle of St. Catherines and to them were born six children, one of whom, Norman died in infancy. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. H.R. Surrey (Rita) of Sudbury, and Mrs. Louis Knectli Kathleen) of Sacramento, California and three sons, Lyle and Wilfred at Little current and Arnold at Grimsby, Ont., Mrs. Sims pre-deceased her husband some fourteen years, dying at Little Current in 1922.
His only surviving brother is Mr. C.L.D. Sims of Little Current-three brothers, Henry, Fred, and John and one sister, Mrs. Levi Mckie, having predeceased him. Mr. Sims at the time of his death was in hits 75th year, having been born Sept. 12th, 1862.
His greatest pastime was found in hunting and he had during his lifetime owned and used more than fifty-high grade shot guns of various British and American makes. His launch containing himself and possibly one or more of his boys was a familiar sight to all dwellers on the water-front during the open season, and even at the opening of the season, and even at the opening of the season this year he celebrated his 74th birthday by securing some ten birds. In former years he was an enthusiastic curler and was one of the members of the Little Current Club at its inception many years ago.
The funeral was held from Holy Trinity Church at Little Current, on Saturday, Oct. 31st, and all business places were closed as a final mark of respect to one of whom it might well have been said, “Here is a Man. We shall not gaze upon his like again.”
Uncited Obituary - Source: Dorothy Hopkins Addison
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Sinclair-At the Manitoulin Red Cross Hospital, Mindemoya, on October 18th, 1937, George Sinclair, in his 73rd year. Interment took place from the United Church, to Mindemoya cemetery.
Uncited Obituary - Source: Dorothy Hopkins Addison
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Sinclair:- John B. Sinclair died of appendicitis at his home in Providence Bay, on March 23rd, aged 34 years. He leaves his wife, one child, a brother and aged father to mourn his death.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, April 17, 1913
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

In loving memory of Mervin Francis Sinoski, who passed away at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current on Thursday, September 22, 2005 at the age of 72 years.
Loving husband of Linda Skippen Sinoski, predeceased by Norma Sinoski (1997). Cherished father of Tracey Norris of Cornwall, PEI, Janice Kidd of Oshawa. Special grandfather of Brennan, Kailey, Emily, Danielle, Katie, James. Will be missed by Marge and Carmen Palmer, Violet and Adrian Thompson, Carol-Anne and Jerry Kruchowski, Jerry (predeceased) and Marilyn Sinoski, all from British Colombia, Mike and Rachel Skippen, Tom Skippen and Jodi Richards. Will be forever remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Mervin has requested no services. Donations would be greatly appreciated to the Mindemoya Chemo Room Project at Mindemoya Hospital. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, September 28, 2005

In loving memory of Ivan Sisson, September 17, 1913 to December 16, 2005.
Ivan Sisson, a resident of South Baymouth, died peacefully at the Mindemoya Hospital at the age of 92 years young.
Ivan was a wonderful, gentle man with a great sense of humour and adventure. Member of the Legion, Masonic Lodge and the St. John's Anglican Church of South Baymouth. As a very young man Ivan commercial fished out of South Baymouth for numerous years. In 1939 he married his sweetheart Molly and they moved to Toronto. Ivan attended "The Radio College of Canada" where he received his wireless radio operator's licence. He joined the Merchant Marines as a wireless radio operator. After the war, Ivan returned to South Baymouth with Molly and his young son Paul. He worked for South Baymouth Fisheries Research Station (Lands and Forest) for 30 years until his retirement. Ivan had a great love for the outdoors, spending all his free time camping and fishing with his family. Boating was a great passion of Ivan's, cruising the North Channel, Georgian Bay and the Great Lakes with his son Paul. Ivan and Molly enjoyed many memorable boating trips with family and good friends. After retirement Ivan and Molly enjoyed travelling and spending their winters in Florida.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 66 years, Muriel (Molly) nee Gelston; loving and loved father of Paul and daughter-in-law Carole; proud grandfather of Sherry (Barry) and Cindy (Scot) and great grandfather of Ryan, Steven and Katelyn. Dear brother of Patricia, Irene and Ethel; Dear brother of Clint and sister Jean (predeceased); Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Private interment service at Hilly Grove Cemetery at a later date. Donations to Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated.
Manitoulin Expositor, December 21, 2005

September 4, 1921 – January 3, 2013
Effie Minerva Size died peacefully at the Manitoulin Centennial Manor on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at the age of 91. Survived by beloved husband Erling Size of Manitowaning and his daughters Elaine (Jim) and Eleanor (Alex), their children Jennifer and Julie Bruce, Samantha and Matthew Leeson, and great-grandsons Miles and Theo. Predeceased by her parents John and Mary Bowerman and all her siblings Herman, Allan, Lorne, Grenville, Freeman, Norma McLennan, Alvin and Nelda. Funeral Service was held on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Knox United Church, Manitowaning. Burial in the spring at Hilly Grove Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, January 9, 2013

Nellie Size (Moggy), May 10, 1902 - April 18, 2000, a resident of the Manitoulin Centennial Manor died at the Manor on Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at the age of 97 years.
She was born in Assiginack Township, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Anne (Lockyer) Moggy. Nellie was a seamstress for the T. Eaton Co. for many years before moving back to the Island and working at Stella's Variety Store until her retirement. She enjoyed sewing and gardening but her real enjoyment was her family.
Dearly loved wife of the late William H. Size (predeceased 1978). Loving mother and mother-in-law of Earling and Effie Size, Norman and Moya Size, Ted and Jean Size all of Manitowaning, Lila and Floyd Lockyer and Harold and Irene Size of Little Current, and Helen Size of Little Current. Predeceased by one son Leland and two brothers, Reid Moggy, Walter Moggy and a sister Gertie Noble. Also survived by 16 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Manitowaning Chapel on Thursday. The funeral service was conducted from the Chapel on Friday, April 21, 2000 with Pastor Wally Wood officiating. Interment in Hilly Grove Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Centennial Manor or charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Manitowaning Chapel, Manitowaning.
Manitoulin Expositor, May 3, 2000

In loving memory of Rae Size, 83 years, who passed away peacefully on August 27, 2010. Mother of Elaine Bruce (Jim Jordan), Eleanor Leeson (Alex) and Allison Shalla. Nan will be missed by five grandchildren, Samantha, Matthew, Jennifer (Shawn), Julie, Courtney and two great-grandchildren Miles and Theo. Rae spent many years faithfully tending bar at the Terrace Lounge. She loved to bake, make beautiful quilts and knit many "a sock and mitt" for her family. She will be truly missed. Memorial Service was in the R.J. Barnard Chapel Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury on Tuesday, August 31, at 3 pm. Friends called in the chapel after 2:45 pm on Tuesday. Cremation. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Fund or Make a Wish Foundation would be appreciated.
Manitoulin Expositor, September 1, 2010

SKILLING, Isobel A. (nee Davis) - In loving memory of Isobel A. Skilling (nee Davis), 94 years, who passed away Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 at the Extendicare-Falconbridge, Sudbury. Beloved wife of Jack Skilling predeceased. Loving mother of Douglas of Manitoulin Island, Jim predeceased, John (Val Pinaud) of Sudbury, Carol Ann McCreath predeceased, and Marion of Orlando, Florida. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Stephanie, Karen (and her children Deven, Sarah and Kayla Skilling) and Craig Skilling (his children Nicholas, Davin and Adien Skilling), Kari McCreath and Carly Dougherty (husband Adrian) (and her daughter Isabella Dougherty), Jennifer and Jackson Skilling and great great grandson Braden Skilling. Dear daughter of George and Elsie May (Arnold) Davis predeceased. Dear sister of Kitty Belshaw of Toronto and the late Leila Henderson, Helen Smyth, George and Arthur Davis all predeceased. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Born in Thornton, Ontario and married Jack in 1939 in Ivy. Isobel devoted her life to being the ultimate “people person“. Being happiest when amongst family and friends, and indeed this was most obvious in her endless ability to touch the hearts of people from all walks of life. The family wishes to thank the staff at Extendicare Falconbridge for their loving care shown to mom. Memorial Service at St. Andrew's United Church, 111 Larch St. Sudbury Saturday, April 19th, 2008 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Cremation with interment in the family plot at the Park Lawn Cemetery later this spring. In lieu of flowers, donations to the following organizations would be appreciated, Extendicare Falconbridge Residents' Council at 281 Falconbridge Road Sudbury Ontario P3A 5K4 or St. Andrew's Church Memorial Fund, St. Andrew's United Church, 111 Larch St, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 4T5. (Friends may gather at the church from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday). Donations or messages of condolence available online at
Sudbury Star, Thursday, April 17, 2008

Dorothy passed on from this life on December 7, 2010. She had been born in Mindemoya, Ontario on June 16, 1947; the daughter of Dougall and Julia Mae (Chisholm) Hembruff, both predeceased. She is also predeceased by three brothers: Tom, Terry and Arthur. Dorothy is survived by her husband Wayne, her three sons: Steven (wife Susan Dochorty-Skippen) and their sons Timothy and Benjamin of Grimsby, Ontario; Ian of Summerland, B.C. and Peter of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and his son, Joshua of Woodstock, Ontario. She is also survived by her sister Betty (husband Clive "Pete") Johnston of Sudbury, Ontario and their three children, Carol, Chris and Terry and their families; her brother Robert of Manitowaning, Ontario and her sister-in-law Dixie (friend Nick) and her daughter Valerie and her family of Sudbury, Ontario. Lovingly and sadly missed by her special friends: Donna R., Elaine B., Linda McG., Susanne S. and Wayne. Dorothy was an active member and supporter of Knox United Church in Manitowaning in many capacities. And an active member of the Warmhearts Palliative Caregivers of Manitoulin/Sudbury District and a member of a local Red Hats Group. She found great joy visiting with her many friends; on the telelphone or during a walkabout where local, national and international events were thoroughly discussed. In the opinion of her husband and children and without prejudice, she was by far the best wife, mom and cook and homemaker ever! As mentioned, Dorothy was born on June 16, 1947 which coincidently was a Monday and according to Mother Goose's nursery rhyme: "Monday's child is fair of face" which means: "you are good-looking, especially when you smile! you are beautiful inside and out". And that best describes Dorothy! Always givieng, always caring, always loving, always loved. If love could have saved her, she would have lived forever. She spent most of her life in Manitowaning. Visitation was 1-3 pm and 7-9 pm at Knox United Church on Friday, December 10, 2010. Memorial Service was at 11 am on Sunday, December 11, 2010 at Knox United Church, Manitowaning. Her cremated remains will be interred in the Skippen Family Plot at Elm View Cemetery in Sheguiandah, Ontario in the spring of 2011. Dorothy's favorite charities are Heart and Stroke Foundation and Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements with Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, December 15, 2010

In loving memory of Eva Skippen who passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2000 at Manitoulin Health Centre, at the age of 72 years. Born January 24, 1928.
Cherished wife of George Skippen of Sheguiandah. Loving mother of Brad and friend Julie of Spring Bay; Brent of Lionshead. Will be missed by granddaughter Amy. Fondly remembered by sister Gertrude and husband Rodney Aelick of Little Current and brother Greg Batman of Gore Bay. Predeceased by Ron Batman. Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Friends visited on Tuesday, June 13, 2000 at Island Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at Sheguiandah United Church. Burial at Elmview Cemetery. Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, June 14, 2000

In loving memory of George Lawrence Henry Skippen who passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, April 21, 2003 at the age of 77 years.
Born October 19, 1925. Predeceased by his beloved wife Eva (nee Batman). Loving father of Brad and Julie of Spring Bay and Brent of Lions Head. Will be missed by grandchildren Amy Skippen, Jason, Tyler and Zachary McDermid. Predeceased by his only brother Norm Skippen. Dear brother-in-law of Gertrude and Rodney Aelick of Little Current and Greg Batman of Sheguiandah. Uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, April 23, 2003. The funeral service was held on Thursday, April 24, 2003, both at Island Funeral Home. Burial in Elmview Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, April 30, 2003

In loving memory Hazel Adeline Skippen (nee Hennick) on Monday, September 17, 2001 at Manitoulin Health Centre, age 84 years.
Wife of the late Norman Skippen. Dear mother of Sheila Earnshaw of Toronto. Stepmother of Nancy (husband Keith Jones) of Oakville, George Skippen of Ottawa. Step-grandmother of Jim, David, Joanne, and Jeffery. Step-great grandmother of six. Predeceased by both sisters Thelma Flood and Myrtle Bowra. Remembered by brother-in-law George Skippen. Loved by nieces Lyn Jackson, Corrine Turner, Judith Kenigson. Predeceased by nephew Charles Flood.
Memorial service was held on Thursday, September 20 at Island Funeral Home with Reverend Faye Stevens officiating. Cremation with burial of ashes in Elmview Cemetery at a later date. Donations to Manitoulin Health Centre Auxiliary.
Arrangements entrusted to Island Funeral Home, Little Current.
Manitoulin Expositor, September 26, 2001

Mr. Henry Skippen, one of Delia’s pioneers, passed away on Thursday, February 4th, at the age of 84 years.
The deceased, with his family, came to this district from Green Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, in the spring of 1909, and settled on a homestead west of the present village of Delia. When the first mail route was inaugurated his home housed the first Delia Post Office. He also offered his home for Divine worship, and for some time the first church services were held there until a more suitable building was procured.
Besides a large circle of friends, the deceased leaves to mourn his loss a family of eight daughters and three sons--being Mrs. D. McLean, Soo, Michigan; Mrs. C. Bowers, Flint, Michigan; Mrs. Phil Dotterer, Fallis, Alta., Mrs. R. Craig, Cadomin, Alta.; Mrs. A. Lewis, Michichi, Alta., Mrs. T. Lamb, San Francisco, Cal.; Mrs. R. Girvin, San Francisco, Cal.; Mrs. R. McLean, Sylvan Lake, Alta.; Melvin Skippen, Drumheller, Alta.; Roy Skippen, Cadomin, Alta.; and Wilfred Skippen, of Delia.
The funeral service was held in the United Church, Delia, and was conducted by the Rev. Leonard G. Hughson of Munson, he being a life long friend of the family. The remains were laid to rest in the Delia Cemetery. The pallbearers were--Messrs. James King, James Bell, Norman McEwen, George Edgley, Stewart Sloan, and Alex Morrison.
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Uncited obit, Alberta
Submitted by Connie Ainscough
(Date of Death: February 4, 1937)

The Delia district lost another old-timer when Mrs. Jane Skippen passed away on February 18, 1938.
The deceased was born at Port Hope, Ont., April 20th, 1863 and later moved with her parents to Manitoulin Island. There she met Mr. Skippen and they were married on November 5th, 1879. After 30 years residence on the Island, they decided to move west, and arrived at Delia in March, 1909, having moved overland from Stettler.
Their home housed the first Delia post office, also the first church services were held there. The late Mrs. Skippen was pre-deceased by her husband, Mr. Skippen, Feb. 4th 1937, and is survived by eight daughters and three sons, namely: Mrs. Dan McLean, Sault Ste. Marie; Mrs. Chas. Bower, Flint, Michigan; Mrs. Phil Dotterer, Fallis, Alta.; Mrs. R. Craig, Cadomin, Alta.; Mrs. A. Lewis, Michichi; Mrs. R.B. McLean, Sylvan Lake, Alta.; Mrs. T.C. Lamb and Mrs. Robert Girvin, San Francisco; Melvin, of Drumheller; Wilfred, of Delia, and Roy, of Cadomin.
Funeral services were held in the United Church on Sunday, and the many beautiful floral tributes attested the esteem with which the deceased was held within the district. The remains were laid to rest in the Delia cemetery. Rev. John Sorochan conducted the service.
Pallbearers--James King, John Carter, Norman McEwen, Alex. Morison, W.W. Hubbard and
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Uncited obit, Alberta
Submitted by Connie Ainscough

March 26, 1919 - September 5, 2008
Mary Esme Skippen (nee: Graham) of Cochrane Alberta passed away suddenly on Friday September 5, 2008 at the Age of 89 years. She will be cherished and lovingly remembered by her living children Reginald (Joanne) of Calgary, Alberta, William (Bill) (Janice) of Calgary, Alberta, Sonia (David) Archambault of Richmond British Columbia, Austin (Marie) of Angus, Ontario, Colleen (Tony) Oughton of Cremona, Alberta, and Morris of Kingston Ontario. Also twenty-six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband William John (Ted) in 1966 and her daughters Victoria Anne in 1987 and Johanna Katherine in 1993. She was the Daughter-in Law of the late Mr. and Mrs. Noah A. Skippen of the Manitoulin Island. In Lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations may be made to the Bethany Care Centre - Cochrane Alberta in Esme's name. Memorial Services were held at the Bethany Care Centre Chapel, Cochrane, Alberta on Monday, September 15, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.
Manitoulin Expositor, September 17, 2008

Melvin Henry Skippen of 369 Northmount Drive, died Sunday.
Born in Manitoulin Island, Ont., he moved to Delia in 1909. He resided in Drumheller 23 years and had resided in Calgary for the past 10 years.
He is survived by his wife, Myrtle May; three sons, Ralph of Mill Valley, Cal., Dale of Calgary, and Keith of Milk River; four granddaughters, four sisters, Mrs. Harriet Dotterer of Edmonton, Mrs. Nellie Bowers of Flint, Mich., Mrs. Bertha Lewis of Morris, and Mrs. Mable Lamb of Paradise, Cal., one brother, Roy of Calgary.
Services will be held at Foster’s Garden Chapel, Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Rev. D.H. Parr will officiate and interment will be in Queen’s Park Cemetery.
Uncited obit, Alberta
Submitted by Connie Ainscough
Date of death: January 3, 1960

James Frederick Slack of Walford passed away at St. Joseph General Hospital in Elliot Lake on Wednesday December 4, 2002 in his 83rd year.
Beloved husband of June (nee Trie) of Walford. Dear son of the late Arthur and Harriet Slack. Loving father of Laura (Mrs. Conrad Caldwell) of Woodbridge and Arthur Slack of Toronto. Stepfather to Kim (Mrs. Todd Leclair) & Mike Wilson both of Massey. Will be sadly missed by grandchildren Tyler, Todd, Bruce, Denise, Dillyn, Ryan and Chanelle. Very dear brother of William Slack of Hamilton, Mrs. Cora Bulloch of Dundas & the late Bernard Slack.
A family visitation was held on Friday, December 6 at the Walford Community Hall, Walford and was followed by a Memorial Service with Mr. Gary Kessel officiating. Interment in the Walford Protestant Cemetery.
If so desired, Memorial tributes may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Arrangements by Bourcier Funeral Home Ltd., Espanola
Manitoulin Expositor, December 11, 2002


Mrs. William Slagel
After a lingering illness Mrs. Wm. Slagel passed away at Kagawong on Sunday, October 2. She came to the Manitoulin Island thirty-eight years ago from the township of Carrick, in Bruce County and lived in Billings every since.
The funeral service was held in the Union Church, Kagawong, and was conducted by Rev. J. McLauchlan.
Those left to mourn are her husband, Wm. Slagel, two sons, John and Chas; four daughters, Mrs. John Pearce, Mrs. Wm. Gordon, Mrs. John Fogal and Mrs. Robt. McGaughey. The sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved ones.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 13, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

In loving memory of Douglas Steven Slaght who passed away peacefully January 1, 2012 at the age of 63. Cherished husband of Anne, loving father to Bob (Kim) of Cambridge, Bill (Amanda) of Little Current, Ellie who will always be Doug’s canine princess, and brother-in-law to Olga of Little Current. Doug will be deeply missed by his grandchildren Melissa, Alison, Jared and Bradley. Great-grandfather to Tathalia who was the light of his life. Dear brother to Judy (Ron) of Dryden, Lee (Connie) of Sarnia, Patrick (Bernice) of Welland, Frany (Kenny) of Lethbridge. Doug started his life in New Liskard and his love of x-ray later brought him to Manitoulin. He loved to be with his friends and family, whether he was volunteering in the community, in the x-ray department or sitting in the hot tub. Doug brought joy to everything he did and loved and lived life to the fullest. A special thank you to Dr. K. Clackett and the staff of the Espanola Hospital, the EMS and police service of Espanola. Donations can be made to the Manitoulin Health Centre Radiology Campaign. Service to be held at a later date. “When tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart. For every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart.”
Manitoulin Expositor, January 4, 2012

In loving memory of Patrick John "P.J." Slaght, who passed away peacefully at his lake side home in Little Current on Sunday, October 2, 2005 with his family at his side, age 86 years.
Born in 1918 in Haileybury to Marjorie and Hugh Le Roy Slaght Q.C. (both predeceased). He was raised in Haileybury, Simcoe and Hollywood, California. He attended Lakefield and Pickering Colleges. He married Christine Stevens (teen) (predeceased) and remarried Stella Wilcox (predeceased). Pat worked at Hubert Fuels, owned Slaght Fuels, was a reporter for the Cobalt Concentrate, and worked for the Town of Cobalt as Town Clerk and Treasurer, as well as the Justice of the Peace. He was a founding member of the Cobalt Lions Club and was a member of the Cobalt Legion. Pat loved to travel, write letters and do his family's genealogy. In his later years he enjoyed sitting in his chair watching sports, and observing the passing boats. Pat's favorite songs were "The Cobalt Song" and Jingle Bells.
Predeceased by all his siblings; sisters Marjorie, Barbara and Winnifred; brothers Hugh and Elliot (Doc). Loved by his children Judy Nickle (Ron), Le Roy (Connie), Patrick (Bernice), Doug (Anne), Frani Yoshida (Ken). Cherished by his many grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Cremation at Pat's request, with a family grave side service in the Cobalt Veterans' Cemetery, Haileybury, ON. This was followed by a reception at the Cobalt Legion at 5 pm , Sunday, October 9, 2005. Donations to the Parkinson Foundation, Centennial Manor Electric Bed Fund, or to the Cobalt Legion would be greatly appreciated. For assistance call Island Funeral Home, 368-2490.
Manitoulin Expositor, October 12, 2005

ANNIE GREER DAVIDSON SLOAN , b. Dec. 14, 1877; d. Jan. 17, 1959
OBITUARY: MRS. ANNIE GREER SLOAN -- Funeral services were held Saturday, January 17th, 1959 in St. Andrew's United Church at South Bay Mouth for the late Mrs. Annie Greer Sloan, a resident of Manitoulin Island for three-quarters of a century. The late Mrs. Sloan was born in Coburg, Ont. on December 14, 1877, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Davidson. She moved with her parents to Manitoulin at an early age and settled in the Silver Bay area, on the shores of Lake Manitou. In 1898 she was untied in marriage to the late William Sloan of Tehkummah Township and settles at S.B. Mouth, where Mr. Sloan was engaged in the commercial fishing industry. Her husband predeceased her over forty years ago in a drowning accident at Fitzwilliam Island.
The family then moved to Tehkummah and resided on a farm for nearly thirty years. For the past several years, Mrs. Sloan has made her home with her youngest daughter, Mrs. Nelson Little at South Bay Mouth. In January 1958 she suffered a heart seizure, and after a year of serious illness, quietly passed away at Mindemoya Red Cross Hospital, on Wednesday, January 14, 1959. She leaves to mourn her passing, her immediate family of sons and daughters, William Robert, of South Bay Mouth, Gladys (Mrs. Percy Williamson) of Mindemoya, Reid, of Manitowaning, Leona, (Mrs. Percy Brown), of Big Lake, Mary, (Mrs. W. J. Runia) of Birdsall; Velma (Mrs. Alf Gray) of New Toronto, Florence (Mrs. Charlie Wilson) of Lively, Leila (Mrs. Nelson Little), of South Bay Mouth; and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Stapleton of Big Lake. Also a large number of Grandchildren and great-grand-children. Stuart Albert Sloan, of Kagawong, her third son, predeceased her in April, 1956. The late Mrs. Sloan was a member of the United Church and funeral services were conducted by Layman Mr. N. Sheets of Tehkummah Charge. The director was Mr. W. G. Turner of Gore Bay. Large banks of floral tributes, and a host of letters and cards of sympathy showed the love and esteem of the lately deceased. Pallbearers were William Chapman, Milt McConkey, Milfred McCulligh, Reg. Leeson, Harold Wright and Robt. Wright.
William Dinsmore sang a beautiful solo and Mrs. Geo. Ward was organist. John Greenway and Ivan Sisson were ushers and Owen Williamson was in charge of car arrangements. Interment was at Hilly Grove Cemetery.
Submitted by Penny Durst

August 14, 1911 – May 15, 1999
Edna Sloan (Gelston), a resident of the Manitoulin Lodge, Gore Bay, died at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current, on Saturday, May 15, 1999 at the age of 87 years. She was born at South Baymouth, daughter of the late William J. and Martha (Leeson) Gelston. Edna had lived most of her life at South Baymouth before moving to Mindemoya and then Gore Bay. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Ice Lake. Edna had been a cook at various camps for a number of years, and also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking and gardening. Edna was predeceased by her loving husband William Robert Sloan. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Bill Jr. and Eileen Sloan of Gore Bay and Shirley and Dennis Magashazi of Tilsonburg. Caring grandmother of David and Sherry Sloan of Naughton and Chrisanne and Brad MacKay of Toronto; and great grandchildren Michael and Cory Sloan. Dear sister of Muriel and brothers-in-law Ivan Sisson and Capt. John Greenway Sr. of South Baymouth and sisters-in-law Bernice Gelston of Little Current and Velma Grey of Havelock. Predeceased by brothers Jimmy and Reginald and sister Lillian Greenway.
Friends called at the Manitowaning Chapel Funeral home after 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The funeral service was conducted in the Chapel on Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Les Cramp officiating. Interment in Hilly Grove Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to the Strawberry Point Christian Camp or the Mindemoya Hospital. Manitowaning Chapel 705-859-2960.
Manitoulin Recorder, May 26, 1999
(submitted by Betty Allen)

In memory of Evelyn Sloan of Kincardine, who passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine on Saturday, February 18, 2006 in her 70th year.
Beloved wife of John Sloan. Dear mother of Chris (Maria) Sloan of Fergus and Maxine (Scott) Power of Calgary, Alberta. Loving grandmother of Caitlin and Giuseppe "Joey" Sloan and Tyler and Kassidy Power. Sadly missed by her brothers Blair (Nancy) Sterling of Blind River, Gordon (Susan )Sterling of The Woodlands, Texas, Keith Sterling of Toronto and Wayne (Laura) Sterling of Barons Alberta.
Visitation will be held at Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes St., Kincardine, ON N2Z 1Z5 (519) 396-2701 on Wednesday from 7 - 9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, February 23, 2006. Spring Interment, Kincardine Cemetery. Donations to the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society may be made as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at
Manitoulin Expositor, February 22, 2006

One of Gore Bay's most highly respected citizens and a resident of that vicinity for some forty-one years, Charles Slomke passed away at his home on Monday evening, April 20th, after an illness of several months duration, in his 81st year.
The late Mr. Slomke was born near Berlin, Germany on May 22,1855, and came to Canada with his parents at the age of 16 years. The trip across the Atlantic took nearly eight weeks and during that time he had the misfortune to lose his oldest brother, who passed away during the voyage and was buried at sea.
His parents settled in Sullivan township near Chatsworth, where they carried on farming operations. On New Year's Day 1877 Charles Slomke was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Hinds and for a few years continued to reside on the farm.
In 1895 Mr. and Mrs. Slomke with their family of three children moved to Manitoulin, settling on the farm now occupied by their son Clayton, which they purchased from John Harrison & County Ltd., of Owen Sound. They resided here until about 24 years ago when they retired and moved to Gore Bay.
After coming to town Mr. Slomke held the position of town constable for nine years during which time he never missed a day on the job. Of a kind and jovial nature he was a friend of everyone and his many friends will learn with regret of his passing. In religion he was a Methodist and in politics a staunch Conservative.
Those left to mourn are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Burkholder, Detroit and one son Clayton of Mills township, another daughter, Mrs. Ephriam Wiggins died some ten years ago.
The funeral which was largely attended took place on Tuesday afternoon. Interment took place in Gordon cemetery. The pallbearers were Messrs. John W. Kinney, Wm. Burns, Wm. Woods, Wm .J. Griffith, Norman Buchanan and Frank Williams.
Through the Years, September 1984, page 30

December 28, 1909 - August 16, 2009
In loving memory of Clara Slomke, a resident of the Mill Site Apartments, Gore Bay, who died at the Mindemoya Hospital on Sunday, August 16,2009 at the age of 99 years. She was born in Long Bay, daughter of the late Ralph and Almedia (Barr) Pearson. Clara had worked at the Central Store two different times, eight years before her marriage and twenty years after she had raised her family. She then worked at Steve's Grocery and many other stores in town after that. Clara babysat for ten years, and over the course of that time, sat for sixty-three kids, watching them grow from babies to adults. Clara played harmonica with the Old Tyme Orchestra for over twenty years, sold Regal products for almost forty years, was a member of Lyons Memorial United Church, past president of the general and goodwill groups of the UCW and past member of the Eastern Star. Clara will be remembered fondly by countless people for whom she knitted literally hundreds of sweaters, mittens, and tatted numerous doilies. A resident of Gore Bay for over eighty years, Clara will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She loved her family and took great interest in her grandchildren's lives. A truly remarkable lady, Clara was the recipient of the Senior Citizen of the Year Award in July of this year. Clara married her beloved husband George on June 23, 1937. He predeceased her on November 19, 1967. Loved and loving mother of Georganne Legge and her husband Ted of Mindemoya and the late Sandra Thibault, who predeceased on March 30, 1991. Also loved and missed by Jim and Sheila Thibault of Gore Bay. Proud grandmother of Tracy and Michael Tarnowski, Trevor and Deidre Thibault, Cynthia and Earl MacKenzie, Kim and Edwin Bone, and Ed and Jackie Legge. Loving great grandmother of Alexander, Natasha, Benjamin, Carley, Dakota, Trent and Griffin. Dear sister-in-law of Hinds and Sheila Slomke. Predeceased by sister Dora Ashenden, brothers Herman, Chester, Vernon, Arden, Milford, and Willis. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 from 3-5 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service was conducted at Lyons Memorial United Church on Thursday, August 20,2009 at 11 am with Pastor Maxine McVey officiating. Interment in Gordon Cemetery. If so desired, donations (by cheque only) to the Lyons Memorial United Church, the Gore Bay Medical Centre, or the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated. Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay.
The Manitoulin West Recorder August 21, 2009

December 28, 1909 - August 16, 2009
In loving memory of Clara Slomke, a resident of the Mill Site Apartments, Gore Bay, who died at the Mindemoya Hospital on Sunday, August 16, 2009 at the age of 99 years. She was born in Long Bay, daughter of the late Ralph and Almedia (Barr) Pearson. Clara had worked at the Central Store two different times, eight years before her marriage and twenty years after she had raised her family. She then worked at Steve's Grocery and many other stores in town after that. Clara babysat for ten years, and over the course of that time, sat for sixty-three kids, watching them grow from babies to adults. Clara played harmonica with the Old Tyme Orchestra for over twenty years, sold Regal products for almost forty years, was a member of Lyons Memorial United Church, past president of the general and goodwill groups of the UCW and past member of the Eastern Star. Clara will be remembered fondly by countless people for whom she knitted literally hundreds of sweaters, mittens, and tatted numerous doilies. A resident of Gore Bay for over eighty years, Clara will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She loved her family and took great interest in her grandchildren's lives. A truly remarkable lady, Clara was the recipient of the Senior Citizen of the Year Award in July of this year. Clara married her beloved husband George on June 23, 1937. He predeceased her on November 19, 1967. Loved and loving mother of Georganne Legge and her husband Ted of Mindemoya and the late Sandra Thibault, who predeceased on March 30, 1991. Also loved and missed by Jim and Sheila Thibault of Gore Bay. Proud grandmother of Tracy and Michael Tarnowski, Trevor and Deidre Thibault, Cynthia and Earl MacKenzie, Kim and Edwin Bone, and Ed and Jackie Legge. Loving great grandmother of Alexander, Natasha, Benjamin, Carley, Dakota, Trent and Griffin. Dear sister-in-law of Hinds and Sheila Slomke. Predeceased by sister Dora Ashenden, brothers Herman, Chester, Vernon, Arden, Milford, and Willis. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 from 3-5 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service was conducted at Lyons Memorial United Church on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 11 am with Pastor Maxine McVey officiating. Interment in Gordon Cemetery. If so desired, donations (by cheque only) to the Lyons Memorial United Church, the Gore Bay Medical Centre, or the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated. Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay.
Manitoulin Expositor, August 26, 2009

In loving memory of Alberta Ann (Maguire) Sloss, November 1, 1947 to October 9, 2003.
Alberta Sloss, a resident of Espanola died at the Espanola General Hospital on Thursday, October 9, 2003, at the age of 55 years.
She was born in Mindemoya, daughter of the late Oswald and the late Elsie (Quackenbush) Maguire. Alberta was a teacher at the Webbwood Public School, S. Geiger School in Massey and A. B. Ellis School in Espanola. She was a member of the Spring Bay Pentecostal Church and the Queensway Pentecostal Church in Espanola. She enjoyed gardening but her greatest joys were serving the Lord Jesus and the time she dedicated to her loving husband, children and grandchildren. Alberta will be greatly missed by all who knew her or worked with her over the years.
Dearly loved and loving wife of Ken Sloss of Espanola. Loving mother of Bryan and wife Susin Sloss of Thornhill, Brent and wife Chani Sloss of Alma, and Brad and wife Amber Sloss of Cambridge. Dear grandmother of Shekinah, Blake, Shayna and Hannah Joy. Dear sister of Rosalie Jaggard (husband David) of Mindemoya and Elsie Silesky of Englehart (husband Clifford predeceased). Also survived by five nieces and nephews.
Friends called the Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay on Sunday, October 12. The funeral service was held from the Wm. G. Turner Chapel at the Culgin Funeral Home on Monday, October 13, 2003 with Pastor Frank Haner officiating. Interment followed in Long Bay Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, October 22, 2003

In Loving Memory of Ann Mary Sloss, April 2, 1909 - May 15, 2008, who died peacefully at Manitoulin Centennial Manor on Thursday at the age of 99. Predeceased by husband Robert Roy Sloss. Loving step mother of Janet & husband Andrew Sagle. Devoted to grandchildren Royce & wife Helen Sagle, Sheryl & husband Blair Gilpin, Bradley & wife Lynn Sagle, Yvonne & husband Ian Scott, and to her eight great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Predeceased by all her siblings: William Newman, Stanley Newman, Elsie Guilbeault, Charles Newman. Visitation was 7 - 9 pm Friday at Mindemoya Missionary Church. Funeral Service was at 2 pm on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at Mindemoya Missionary Church. Burial at Mindemoya Cemetery. Donations to the Missionary Church, Centennial Manor or the Gideons would be appreciated. Arrangements with Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, May 21, 2008

Sloss - Suddenly at Red Cross Hospital in Mindemoya on Wednesday, October 22, Betty C. Sloss of Spring Bay in her 54th year.
Beloved wife of Willis Sloss. Loving mother of Anna (Mrs. Don Orford) of Spring Bay, John of Spring Bay and David at home. Dear Sister of Willis Bond of Mindemoya. Predeceased by one daughter Bonita and one brother Russell Bond.
Resting at Mindemoya United Church. Funeral service there on Friday, October 24 at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Bould officiating. Interment in Grimesthorpe Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, October 25, 1980

In loving memory of Brian Sloss, who died tragically as a result of a snowmobile accident on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 18 years of age.
Loving son of Debbie and Irving Sloss and best friend and brother of Andrew (fiance Dana) and Bob all of North Bay. Sadly missed by grandparents George and Dorothy Budd of Huntsville and Willard and Marie Sloss of Spring Bay, Manitoulin Island and by great grandparents Ernest and Alice Doughty of Toronto. Survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Brian had the ability to talk to anyone from the smallest baby to an elderly grandparent. His love of life was evident in his wonderful smile and familiar whistle. Whether he was hunting, fishing, snowmobiling or boating, you knew he was enjoying the outdoors, and his time here on earth. Brian will be loved and missed by all who knew him.
A funeral service for Brian was held at the auditorium at West Ferris Secondary School in North Bay on Saturday, January 8th. The interment followed at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in North Bay. If desired, donations to the Bethel Gospel Chapel Building Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. For further information please contact the Martyn Funeral Home in North Bay at (705) 472-8810.
Brian and his family believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and that they will meet again someday in heaven.
Manitoulin Expositor, January 19, 2005

DIED - 1948 – SLOSS
At St. Joseph's Hospital, Sudbury, on Sunday, August 15th, 1948, Clayton Sloss of Gordon Township in his 51st year. The funeral was held from the United Church, Gordon Township on Wednesday, August 18th, with interment in Gordon Cemetery.
Through The Years, Vol. V, No., 7, May 1988, page 11
Uncited obit probably from The Recorder
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Dorothy died peacefully on February 16, 2010 at Meighen Manor, Toronto. She is survived by her daughter, Rosemary Grenside (John Sylvester) and granddaughter (Alison Grenside Shields) as well as many relatives across Canada, the United States and the UK. Our thanks to all the caring staff at Meighen Manor, in particular, Sharon (her PSW) and Pablita (her Charge Nurse) as well as the team from Elizabeth Gray Compassionate Care including Dana, Marie Louise, Joan, Edith and Mary. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall.
Manitoulin Expositor, March 10, 2010


Died-At St.Joseph's Hospital, Little Current, on Saturday, October 28, 1972, Emma Jane Sloss, beloved wife of the late Henry Sloss of Ice Lake, aged 80 years. Rested at the Turner Funeral Home, thence to the Missionary Church, Spring Bay, with Funeral service held there on Tuesday October 31. Interment Long Bay Cemetery.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, November 1, 1972
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Mr. Henry Sloss
A lifetime resident of Manitoulin, Mr. Henry Sloss passed away Thursday April 15 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Little Current at the age of 84. He had been ill for a few months previously. Mr. Sloss was the son of the late Robert and Martha Sloss. He was born at Long Bay. In 1900 he moved with his parents to Spring Bay. In 1909 he was united in marriage to Emma Jane (Jennie) Bowser, the marriage taking place at the bride's home in Perivale. Following the marriage they lived in Britainville. After retiring from farming he lived in Spring Bay for a few years then moved to Ice Lake fifteen years ago where he resided until his death. Besides his wife he leaves three children, Matt of Ice Lake, Jessie, Mrs. Alex Brown of Ice Lake, Gladys, Mrs. Wm. Clarke of Mindemoya; also two brothers, Matt Sr., and Sydney, both of Spring Bay. Funeral services were held at the United Missionary church, Spring Bay at 2 p.m. April 17th, the Rev. Bender and Rev. C. Rosenburger officiated. Interment was in Long Bay Cemetery, April 17.
Pallbearers were Norman Harvey, Beeton, Bruce Nicol, Alliston, Ronnie Addison, Silver Water, Jack Lewis, Sudbury, Morris Keller, Sudbury and Don Allen, Little Current. Honorary pallbearers were George bye, Ice Lake, Clarence Brown, Ice Lake, Nelson Fogal, Ice Lake, Andrew Wilson, Ice Lake, Stanley Paisley, Gore Bay and Charles Wood, Mindemoya. Relatives and friends attending from a distance were from Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Worthington, Alliston, Beeton and Espanola.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 14, 1971
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish

Sloss - At Sudbury Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, May 7, 1980, Lillian M. Sloss of Spring Bay in her 64th year.
Beloved wife of Verdun Sloss. Dear mother of Kenneth of Espanola and Marie Sloss at home. Loving sister of Pearl Barnes and Alfred Barnes both of Stoney Creek, Jack Barnes of Toronto and Albert Barnes of Owen Sound. Also survived by 3 grandchildren.
Resting at Turner Funeral Home. Funeral service from there on Saturday, May 10 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Stan Williams officiating. Interment in Long Bay Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, May 14, 1980

In loving memory of M. Irene Sloss, December 1, 1931 to March 14, 2003.
Irene Sloss, a resident of Evansville, died as the result of a car accident on Friday, March 14, 2003 at the age of 71 years. She was born in Little Current, daughter of the late Andrew and Sarah (Middaugh) Campbell, and had trained as a secretary, but her life was working alongside Marvin on their farm. She was a hard working lady, who enjoyed cooking and having company visit, but her true love in life was her family. Irene was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Many fond memories will be cherished by all who knew her.
Dearly loved wife of Marvin Sloss of Evansville. Loving and loved mother of Vicki Noon (husband Ed predeceased), Terry and husband Paul Tubb of British Columbia, proud grandmother of Kirstin (deceased) and Holly Noon. Dear sister of Lorraine Montgomery (husband Mel predeceased) and Jim Campbell (wife Bernadette predeceased).
Friends called the Culgin Funeral Home on Thursday, March 20, 2003. The funeral service was held in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Friday, March 21, 2003 with Pastor Erwin Thompson and Father Robert Foliot officiating. Spring interment in Mills Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, March 26, 2003

January 10, 1942 - December 11, 2009
Marina Sloss, a resident of Espanola, died at the Sudbury General Hospital on Friday, December 11, 2009, at the age of 67 years. She was born in Walford, daughter of Lennes and Helen (Lees) Maahs. Marina and Harvey had owned and operated the H & M Mini Mart in Gore Bay, the West Bay General Store and 10 years ago, moved to Espanola. She had also sold real estate for Bousquet Real Estate and Peter Flanagan, worked at the Post Office and at Manitoulin Transport. Marina had a variety of interests including knitting, paper tole and computer games. Marina and Harvey had recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. Her family meant everything to her, and "Grammerama" will be remembered for her buying treats, but mostly for the loving wife, mother and grandma that she was. Marina is survived by her loving parents, Lennes and Helen Maahs of Massey, her beloved husband Harvey of Espanola, loving and loved mother of Nancy Orford, husband Gord of Gore Bay, Debbie Harper, husband Tom of Gore Bay and Beverly Sloss of Sudbury. Proud grandmother of April Patterson, husband Richard, Matthew Orford, friend Deanna, Ashley Orford, friend Cory and Keegan Sloss, and great grandson Gage. Dear sister of Carolyn Hein, husband Jack of Massey, Sandra Laferriere, friend Carmen of Sudbury, Bonnie Robinson, husband Jim of Val Caron, Glenda Tricco of Sudbury, and sister-in-law Dorothy Sloss, husband Barry Barnes, of Spring Bay. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay on Sunday from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. The funeral service was conducted on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 11 am. Interment in Grimesthorpe Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Gore Bay Medical Centre, the Cancer Society or the Espanola Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated.
Manitoulin Expositor, December 16, 2009

In loving memory of Robert Verdun Sloss, May 14, 1923 - December 9, 2006. Verdun Sloss, a resident of the Manitoulin Lodge, and formerly of Mindemoya, died at the Lodge on Saturday, December 9, 2006 at the age of 83 years. He was born at Spring Bay, son of the late Robert and Mamie (Fullerton) Sloss. Verdun had farmed most all his life except for a short time working in the mines in his younger years. He retired from farming in 1985. Verdun loved to hunt and fish, play the fiddle and spend time at the trailer at Green Bay. One of his greatest loves was his family and the grandchildren and great grandchildren and spending time with them. Verdun was predeceased by his first wife Lillian May (Barnes) Sloss in 1980. He later married Berniece (Wood) who survives. Loving father of Ken and his wife Sally of Spring Bay and Marie Sloss of Spring Bay. Predeceased by daughter in law Alberta in 2003. Also survived by step children Les and Brenda Gilchrist of Whitefish, Doug and Laurie Gilchrist of Mindemoya, Gary and Janice Morphet of Little Current and June Gilchrist of Mindemoya. Proud grandfather of Bryan and Susin Sloss , Brent and Chani Sloss and Brad and Amber Sloss and step grandchildren Tyson Gilchrist, Melissa and Mark and Brittany and Jonathan Morphet and 10 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Kay and George Retalick of Port Hope, Chet and Leona Sloss of Espanola, Marvin (wife Irene predeceased), Orpha and Irwin Duxbury of Espanola, Willard and Marie Sloss of Spring Bay and sister in law Grace Sloss of Sault Ste. Marie Predeceased by sister Marjorie and brother Stewart. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at 11.00 a.m. with Verdun's grandson Pastor Brent Sloss officiating. Interment in Long Bay Cemetery. In remembrance, donations to the Manitoulin Lodge Auxiliary or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Culgin Funeral Home 282-2270.
Manitoulin Expositor, December 13, 2006

In loving memory of Wilbur Ivan Sloss, August 28, 1924 - July 8, 2005.
Ivan Sloss, a resident of Spring Bay, died at the Sudbury Regional Hospital, Memorial Site, on Friday, July 8, 2005 at the age of 80 years. He was born in Carnarvon Township, son of the late Matthew and Caroline (Haner) Sloss.
Ivan had farmed all his life, and was a member of the Salem Missionary Church. He had served overseas in WW 11, and had been a prisoner of war in Germany. Ivan was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He had a variety of interests, but he enjoyed anything mechanical most of all. He would spend much time repairing equipment and tinkering in his machinery shop. He also had a great interest in people, and enjoyed his mornings in the area visiting with people. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Ivan was predeceased by his beloved wife Thelma Jean (Laidley) Sloss in 1998. Loving and loved brother of Lois and her husband Ken Campbell of Mindemoya and Marvel Legge (husband Bill predeceased) of Owen Sound. Dear uncle of Wayne Legge of Amherstburg and Carolyn Grace of Owen Sound and grandnephews Chris and Jeff.
In keeping with Ivan's wishes, cremation will take place, followed by a graveside service at Grimesthorpe Cemetery on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 11.00 a.m. with Mr. Allan Wilkinson officiating. If so desired, donations to the Salem Missionary Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Friends and relatives are invited to the Salem Missionary Church following the committal for a time of fellowship and reflection. Culgin Funeral Home 282-2270.
Manitoulin Expositor, July 13, 2005

In loving memory of Willis John Sloss, June 17, 1960 - November 12, 2005.
John Sloss, a resident of Perivale Rd. E., Spring Bay, died at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Mindemoya on Saturday, November 12, 2005 at the age of 45 years.
John was born at Mindemoya, son of the late Willis Everett and Betty (Bond) Sloss. John had worked for Purvis Brothers Fishery, and as a carpenter for Graham Construction, Sheppard Bros., and Bob Cranston. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunting, fishing, trapping and had been a guide for hunting, fishing, bear hunting and was also known as an expert moose caller. No matter what task John took on, he was accomplished at it. He enjoyed being with people and had good times when able to spend time with friends. John will be sadly missed by his family who he spent time with, teaching his knowledge of the outdoors, but many happy times will be cherished by all who knew him.
Dearly loved husband of Connie Kiviaho; loved and loving father of Eli and Isaac at home and Allison Sloss of Kagawong. Dear brother of Anna and husband Don Orford of Spring Bay and David and his wife Carmen Sloss of Spring Bay. John will be sadly missed by nieces and nephews Kathleen and Rick Pyette, Colleen and Allan Stapleton, Caroline and Tom Cranston, Steven and Alison Orford and Nathan and Natasha. Also survived by mother in law Evelyn Kiviaho (husband John predeceased), and several other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by sister Bonita Elizabeth.
Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay, on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 11.00 a.m. with Pastor Allan Wilkinson officiating. Interment in Grimesthorpe Cemetery. If so desired, donations to a trust fund that has been established for Eli and Isaac would be appreciated. Culgin Funeral Home 282-2270.
Manitoulin Expositor, November 16, 2005

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