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JOHN GARNET TILCOX
In loving memory of John Garnet Tilcox who passed away suddenly as a result of heart complications, on Friday, October 1, 2004.
Beloved husband of Diane George. Loving father of Johnny Tilcox of Hillsburgh, and Christina and Rick Cameron of Fergus. Cherished and devoted grandpa to Noah, Holly, Zack, Amber and Logan. Proud son of Helen and the late Gar Tilcox. Dear brother of Ed and Sandy Tilcox of Hillsburgh, Ron and Kim Tilcox of Waldemar, Carolyn and Bob Quinn of Hillsburgh, and Marnie and Vince DeBruyn of Charlton. Dear brother-in-law of Debbie and Lawrence Brandow of Guelph and Frank and Rose George of Singhampton. John will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.
The family received friends for visitation at Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main St. S., Erin, on Saturday evening, 7 - 9 pm, and Sunday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 pm. Funeral service was held on Monday, October 11th at 1 pm at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 81 Main Street, Hillsburgh, with Rev. Wayne Maddock officiating. If desired, donations to the Hillsburgh Fire Department or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expression of sympathy.
Manitoulin Expositor, October 13, 2004
Passed away peacefully at P.R.H.C. on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at the age of 60. Beloved husband of Brenda of 41 years. He will be sadly missed by his daughters Shelley (Daryle) and Serena (Paul). Loving Papa of Matthew, Joshua, Tyler, Blade, Dakota. Great grandfather of Cheyenne. Dear brother-in-law of Sandra Bowes (Brian) of Manitoulin Island and Debra St. Jacques (Brad) of Hanmer. Cherished uncle to his 5 nieces. Peter was a man who was always so helpful, so cheerful, very talented, could fix anything and made sure that others came first. He will be dearly missed. A Celebration of Peter's life will be held at HIGHLAND PARK VISITATION/RECEPTION CENTRE (2510 Bensfort Rd., at River Rd. S) on Saturday, September 13 at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Peterborough Humane Society would be appreciated by the family and can be made through LITTLE LAKE CEMETERY at 745-6984.
Peterborough Examiner, September 12, 2008
"The Bike Medic"
On Sunday July 11th Chris passed away at home surrounded in love by a gentle and nurturing mix of family, friends, cats and hens. As he was loved in life so he was loved in passing, made so obvious by the support that sustained our family. Chris made his mark with the many roles he so exuberantly played out as grandpa, cub leader, beekeeper, school bus driver VCARS volunteer, builder of fine homes, musician and Bike Medic, his starring role. He loved the business and especially the folks who came by our shop, from near and far. He never lost the enthusiasm and relished each and every exchange, sharing stories of life's adventures (and misadventures) with glee and a little embellishment now and then. His other great passions in life were playing music with his buddies and ripping down the hills on his snowboard. He lived fully in the moment with joy and appreciation for the simple blessings of friends and pride in his family and work. He will be missed by all who came to know and love him, that we are sure of. In honouring his wishes there will be a graveside burial on Wednesday July 14th, 2010 for family and friends at Coldsprings Cemetery. Following this gathering on Sunday, July 25th, 2010 at 4:00pm there will be a celebration of his life at the Cafe in the Woods. This will be a potluck feast with music and sharing of memories of a life well lived. Please feel free to join us in honouring your connection with him at that time. If you have questions or concerns about attending please call Justin or Kerrene at 368-2193. Also note that the shop will continue to operate over the summer as we wind things down so please come by.
Sincerely, Kerrene, Justin, Kerry, Lisa, Johanna, Julia & Rachel
Manitoulin Expositor, July 14, 2010
ANN MAY TILSTON (O’BRIEN) 1910 – 2008
Passed away peacefully with family by her side on Monday April 21, 2008 in Vancouver at the age of 97. Predeceased by her husband John. Ann is survived by her sons Bill (Lynde) of Toronto and John (Lorraine) of Maple and her grandsons Andrew and Dylan of Vancouver, as well as her surviving sisters and brothers and many nieces and nephews. Ann will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends who had the pleasure of her positive attitude toward life. Thanks to her caregivers at Chalmers Lodge and in her final days at Banfield Pavillion. Special thanks to Sham Sami and to Jan O’Brien. A reception was held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1440 – 12th Avenue on Saturday, April 26 at 2 pm to celebrate Ann’s life. If desired, remembrances may be made to Manitoulin Family Resources for Haven House.
Manitoulin Expositor, April 30, 2008
JAMES "LUCK" RALPH TILSTON
In loving memory of James "Luck" Ralph Tilston, who passed away peacefully on his beloved Manitoulin Island on Thursday, March 16, 2006 at the age of 92.
Luck taught grade school for many years, in Budges, Sheguiandah and Little Current. He had a life filled with adventures and enterprises, such as farming, restaurant owner and trucker. He was a private, quiet man, who chose his words with care. He wrote many poems that were shared in the Expositor. He enjoyed a simple life and never wanted to leave his Island roots, except for brief excursions.
Born to Ellen Isabelle (nee Grierson) and William Beresford Tilston on March 2, 1914. Predeceased by his beloved wife Vivian Frances (nee Sim) Tilston (November 15, 2002). Loved by his children Jane Tilston (David Pellerin) of Elliot Lake, Jim and wife Louise of California and son Christopher (predeceased 1963). Forever remembered by grandchildren Heather Kiedyk of Tavistock, Lara Kiedyk Fraser (husband Jeff) of Mt. Brydges, Andrew R.L. Keidyk (wife Tammy) of Barrie, Carey Jane Fiorello (John), Chancey Tilston, Shannon Tilston, Jamie Tilston; all of California. Special great grandfather of Brandon and Courtney Keidyk, Keiran and Braeden Fraser, Alyssa, Giovanni and Mia Fiorello. Being the youngest in his family he is predeceased by all his siblings Pat and husband Alf Sellers, John Tilston, George and wife Lorna Tilston. Survived by two sister-in-laws Ann and Christine Tilston, both of B.C. and Vivan's family, Grenville (predeceased) and wife Cecelia Sim, Mildred (Sim) and Perc Sparling, both predeceased, James and Gene Sim, both predeceased, Hilda Sim Heberer (predeceased), Grant Sim (predeceased). Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews especially by nephew Peter Tilston.
Visitation was 2 - 4 and 7 - 9, Sunday. Funeral Service was at 2 pm, Monday, March 20, 2006 at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Manitowaning, Ontario, the Rev. Canon Bain Peever officiating. Burial in Hilly Grove Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home, Little Current, Ontario.
Manitoulin Expositor, March 22, 2006
RUBY CHRISTINE (MOORE) TILSTON, 1914 – 2010
Ruby Christine (nee O'Brien) passed away peacefully at the age of 96 on March 26, 2010. She will be sadly missed by her children and the families of Donald Moore, Brian Moore, Jane Monroe, Shirley Korstad, Michael Tilston, Peter Tilston and Pat (Tilston) Kerr. Sisters Dorothy Taylor and Earla Kerr-Smith. Brothers Gordon, Rodger, Lloyd and Pat O'Brien. She was predeceased by husbands Tom Moore and William Tilston, sisters Irene, Ann, Catherine and Della. A celebration of Christine's life was held in Burnaby, B.C. at the South Burnaby United Church on April 10, 2010.
Manitoulin Expositor, April 28, 2010
VIVIAN FRANCES TILSTON
In loving memory of Vivian Frances Tilston, in her sleep at Manitoulin Health Centre on Friday, November 15, 2002 at the age of 86 years.
Beloved wife of James R. Tilston "Luck." Cherished mother of Jane Tilston (David Pellerin) of Elliot Lake, Christopher R. B. Tilston (predeceased December 1963) and Jim Tilston of Manitowaning (wife Louise of California). Loved grandmother of Heather Kiedyk of Stratford, Lara Kiedyk Fraser (husband Jeff) of Mt. Bridges, Andrew R. L. Kiedyk (wife Tammy) of Barrie, Carey Jane Fiorello (John), Chancey James Patrick Dylan Tilston, Shannon Crystal Amber Tilston and Jamie Mary Louise Tilston all of California. Will be missed by great grandchildren Kieran Fraser, Brandon Kiedyk, Courtney Kiedyk, Alyssa Fiorello, Giovanni Fiorello and Mia Fiorello. Survived by sister-in-law Cecilia Sim, Ann Tilston and Christine Tilston. Predeceased by her siblings and in-laws Mildred and husband Perc Sparling, Grenville Sim, James and wife Gean Sim, Hilda Ueberer, Grant Sim, Pat and Alf Sellers, John Tilston and George and Lorna Tilston. Remembered with love by numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was on Sunday, November 17. Funeral Service was held on Monday November 18, 2002 at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Manitowaning. Burial in Hilly Grove Cemetery. Donations to St. Paul's Church, Heart & Stroke, the Lung Association or to charity of choice would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangement in care of Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, November 20, 2002
In loving memory of a dear wife, mother and grandmother, Elizabeth Timmermans, September 9, 1921 to September 5, 2003.
A resident of Little Current passed away at Manitoulin Health Centre at the age of 81. She was born in Wakefield Yorkshire, England to Walter and Edith Ashton. Predeceased by parents and brother Walter, all of England. Elizabeth met Gerald while he was stationed in England with the Air Force during WW2. They married May 10, 1945 in Bramley Leeds, Yorkshire, England. They moved to Blind River in 1946 and then to Little Current in 1952.
Elizabeth leaves to mourn, her beloved husband Gerry, sons Bob and his wife Anca of California, Craig of Little Current and her daughter Catherine and her husband David Andrews of Port Elgin. She will be missed by her three grandsons Todd and Brett Andrews and Carson Timmermans.
Funeral Service was held on Monday, September 8, 2003 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church Little Current, Ont. Cremation. Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, September 10, 2006
MARION MARGUERITE TIPPER
January 13, 1927 – October 5, 2012
In loving memory of Marion Tipper, a resident of Mindemoya, who died at the Manitoulin Centennial Manor on Friday, October 5, 2012 at the age of 85 years. She was born at Birch Lake, daughter of the late Jacob and Bertha (Morgan) Brouse. Marion was very active in her community. She was involved in the CNIB, Meals on Wheels, fundraising committee at Hope Farm, and St. Francis of Assisi Church. She was a member of the ACW of the church and was very proud of the JA group she was a huge part of, as well as teaching Sunday School. She had worked as a storekeeper, schoolteacher and office worker for KVP. Marion will be remembered as “Tip’s Right Hand,” having been a huge part of the Veterinary business for many years. Her community, church and most importantly, her family were Marion’s great love. She will be sadly missed. Marion is survived by her beloved husband Kenneth. Loved and loving mother of Kenneth (Sandy) of Hamilton and Sean and Katherine of Mindemoya. Cherished grandmother of Dayne and Alexa. Dear sister of Leslie (predeceased) and Pat Brouse of North Bay, Marvin and Isabel Brouse of Lively, Easedale (Mick) and Isabel Brouse of Massey, Terry (predeceased) and Jean Brouse of Kitchener, Sheldon (predeceased) and Dodie Brouse of Sudbury, Faye Brouse McHollister (predeceased) and Stephen (predeceased) and in-laws Howard and Esther Tipper (predeceased) and Doug and Orma Tipper (predeceased). The funeral service to celebrate Marion’s life was conducted at St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Church, Mindemoya, on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 2 pm with Rev. Canon Bain Peever officiating. There was no visitation. Cremation has taken place. If so desired, donations to St. Francis of Assisi Church, the Special Olympics or Alexa’s Well Project in Africa would be appreciated. Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay, 705-282-2270.
Manitoulin Expositor, October 17, 2012
Craig Tofflemire passed away at his home in Harrow, Ontario on Wednesday, November 24, 2010. Craig was in his 71st year. Loving son of the late John and late June Tofflemire. Dear father of Troy (Cheryl) of Orleans, Todd (Kelly) of Amherstburg and Tim (Melanie) of Haliburton. Sadly missed by seven grandchildren. Dear brother of Bill (Pauline) Tofflemire of Sheguiandah, Linda (Clayton) Gibbons and Dennis (Virginia) Tofflemire all of Harrow. Also remembered by nieces and nephews. Services were held on Monday, November 29, 2010 in Harrow, Ontario.
Manitoulin Expositor, December 1, 2010
Tompkins:-- In Gordon, on Friday June 7th, 1912, David Tompkins aged 82 years and 6 months.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 13, 1912
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish
Mrs. Tompkins, widow of the late David Tompkins, died very quietly at the home of Mr. Aaron Walker, Gore Bay on Wednesday morning February 13th, after being ill for about four months. Mr. and Mrs. Tompkins came to the Island forty years ago living at Kagawong Ice Lake and Julia Bay, at which place Mr. Tompkins died four years ago. Since his death Mrs. Tompkins has resided in Gore Bay. There are two daughters left to mourn her death Mrs. A. Walker and Mrs. Angus McDougal, East Bluff.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, February 14, 1918
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish
ELSIE LOUISE TONERY
Elsie Louise Tonery of Spring Bay died suddenly Monday morning, March 13, 2000 at the General Hospital in Sudbury.
Born January 10, 1952. Beloved wife of Donald and loving mother of daughters Shanna of Spring Bay and Katrina of Keswick, Ontario. Funeral service was held at the Becker Funeral Home on Friday, March 17, 2000. A memorial service for Louise will be held Saturday, March 25 at 1 p.m. at the Spring Bay Community Centre.
"A treasured friend never to be forgotten by so many people here on Manitoulin Island."
Manitoulin Expositor March 22, 2000
EVELYN MAUD TONGE
Evelyn Maud Tonge of Whitefish Falls, formerly of Brill, England, passed away at the Sudbury Regional Hospital, St. Joseph's Health Centre on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of Morgan Tonge of Whitefish Falls. Dear mother of Julian Tonge (wife Nicola) of Little Current. Will be sadly missed by grandchildren, Joanna & Elizabeth. Very dear sister of Peggy Herbert of South Wales. Evelyn was a member of the Espanola Golf Club. A Memorial Service was held at the Bourcier Funeral Home, Espanola on Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Cory Vermeer-Cuthbert of the United Church of Espanola officiating. If so desired, Memorial tributes may be made to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation. Arrangements by Bourcier Funeral Home Ltd., Espanola.
Espanola Mid-North Monitor, January 10, 2007
Manitoulin Expositor, January 10, 2007
CHARLES MARK BOWMAN TOOLE
November 3, 1962 - April 28, 2009
With the same quiet dignity that characterized his life, Charles Mark Bowman Toole, passed away in Woodstock Hospital on Tuesday, April 28, 2009. Mark leaves his loving, devoted wife, Denise (Davies), and his adored twin daughters, Katie and Carlie. Cherished son of Mary-Jean Bowman Muir, (Lachlan Muir) formerly of Gore Bay and Stuart Toole (Dorothy) of Newmarket. Brother of Jordan Taylor Toole of Keswick, Ontario. Grandson of the late Effie (MacQuarrie) and Marven Bowman of Gore Bay. Mark was happiest working and being in the outdoors. He was able to combine this by starting his own Custom Wood Business and Sawmilling in 1991 on the beautiful property he and Denise developed and shared with their children in Harley, Ontario. Manitoulin was his personal utopia for persuing his love of fishing. Returning yearly to the island, of which he was a 5th generation descendant, the big waters of the North Channel and Lake Manitou never ceased to work their magic lure. As a young child, Tobacco Lake held special memories of his grandparents cottage. The funeral service was held in Burford, Ontario on Saturday, May 1st, conducted entirely by his brother Jordan Toole, his cousin Chris Toole and his life-long friend Kevin Gilham. It was a celebration of his life and countless accomplishments, his vital, active volunteering in his community, his love of family and his incredible strength and forebearance in dealing with his illness. In remembrance, donations to a trust fund for his children, Katie and Carlie would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay. Culgin Funeral Home, 1-705-282-2270.
Manitoulin Expositor, May 6, 2009
DOUGLAS BRUCE JOHN TOOLEY
In loving memory of Douglas Bruce John Tooley 'Doug' 'Long John', 1948-2000, accidentally in Toronto on October 3, 2000 at age 51 years.
Survived by parents George (Bruce) and Helena Tooley of RR 1, Steinbach, Manitoba. Father of Lynette of Victoria, BC; Shawanosowe (Shawee) of Georgetown; and Sonny of Giroux, MB. Grandfather of two. Godson of Rose Dooley. Brother of Brucette (Doug Watertson) of Mitchell, MB; Ted (Betsy) Tooley of Steinbach, MB; Juanita (Buster Brown) of Giroux, MB; Andre (Gail) Tooley of Langham, SK; predeceased by brother Jim. Nephew of Godfrey and Ann McGregor, Oscar McGregor, Rose and Harold Dooley, Gerry and Carl Zieglar, Jean and Lawrence Andrews, Roy and Bernice Tooley, Jim and Betty Tooley, Fred and Dianne Tooley, Velma Wilson (predeceased). Uncle, cousin and nephew of many.
Funeral service was held on Tuesday, October 10, 2000.
Manitoulin Expositor, October 18, 2000
HELENA VIOLA (MCGREGOR) TOOLEY
In loving memory of Helena Viola (McGregor) Tooley, May 7, 1920 to August 13, 2003.
Beloved wife of George Bruce Tooley of Steinbach Manitoba. Loving mother of Brucette Waterson (Doug), Theodore (Betty), Juanita Brown (Buster), Andre (Gail). Predeceased by sons Douglas and James. Loving grandmother of Crystal (Mark), Michael (Nancy), Jennifer (Paul), Jason, Sonny, Evelyn (Corey), Justin (Brandy), Jesse (Crystal), Lynette, Shawee, Teri, predeceased by Sean (Brucette), Bruce (Andre). Great Grandmother of Fern, Miah, Natashia, Alexandra, Brooklyn, Riley, Cameron, Tristen and Trinity. Sister of Rose (Harold) Dooley and Geraldine (Carl) Ziegler of Little Current, Oscar McGregor, Godfrey (Ann) and Jean-Mary Jane (Lawrence) Andrews of Birch Island. Predeceased by parents Dave & Louise McGregor, Theresa, Blanche, Theodore, Gordon (Rebecca), and Evelyn. Sister-in-law of Roy (Bernice), Jim (Betty), Fred (Dianne) and Velma (predeceased). Special Aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Sunday, August 17, 2003 at the Birch Island Community Centre. Funeral service was held on August 19, 2003 at St. Gabriel Lalement Roman Catholic Church. Interment in Birch Island Cemetery, Birch Island, Ontario. Rev. Michael Stogre officiating.
Manitoulin Expositor, August 27, 2003
It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of Harold Toovey with his family at his side on December 12, 2009 at the St. Joseph's General Hospital in Elliot Lake. Beloved husband of Jean Toovey of Elliot Lake, loving father of Cheryl McClymont (Richard Cadham) of Echo Bay and step-father to Bruce Campbell of Elliot Lake, Deborah Montone (Bruce) of Carp, Jamie Campbell (Lisa) of London and Anna Campbell of Sault Ste. Marie. Dear grandfather of Christopher, Roberta and step-grandfather of Sherri, Kristina, Angela, Justin, Jacob and Alexandra. Dear brother of Kenneth Toovey (Olive) of Kenora, the late Donald Toovey and Ronald Toovey. Also survived by two sisters-in-law, Maureen Preskey of Minot, North Dakota, Joyce Toovey of Minnedosa, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A celebration of Harold's life was held on Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 11 am from Holy Trinity United Church in Elliot Lake. Memorial contributions to the UCW (United Church Women) Kitchen Renovation Fund would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Elliot Lake Funeral Chapel and Cremation Centre (705-848-9250). Online condolences may be made at www.elliotlakefuneralchapel.com.
Manitoulin Expositor, December 22, 2009
TOTTEN - Arthur Totten (formerly of Sandfield, Ontario) passed away on November 3, 1979 at Chatham, New Brunswick, beloved husband of Phyllis and father of Joan, John, Lorraine and Lyn.
Manitoulin Expositor, November 14, 1979
D’ARCY (NIIBIN AANKWOT) TOULOUSE
D’Arcy (Niibin Aankwot) Toulouse of Sagamok passed away at Health Sciences North, Sudbury on Sunday, February 10, 2013 in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Owl) Toulouse of Sagamok. Dear son of Madonna Toulouse (nee Assiniwe) of Sagamok and the late William Toulouse. Loving father of Donna Trudeau (husband Carl), Kevin (wife Julie), Gary (friend Crystal) all of Sagamok, Connie Toulouse of Ottawa, Marcel (friend Nora) of Sagamok, June Smith (husband Damain) of London and the late Rhonda, Cynthia and Valentine. Will be sadly missed by 11 grandchildren, D’Arcy, Dylan, Christian, Sarah, Hannah, Phoenix, Alexandra, Ariel, Kathy, Donavan& Joseph and five great-grandchildren, Sasha, Natalie, Darcy, Christopher and Emily. Very dear brother of Paul (wife Lillian), Robert (wife Lillian), Nelson (friend Bev), Allen (wife Barbara) all of Sagamok and the late Victoria Pereira (husband Alex) and Norma Pitawanakwat. Friends called at the New Community Hall of Sagamok in Sagamok on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 11 am until Friday, February 15, 2013 at 1 pm. Funeral Mass from St. Raphael’s Spiritual Centre, Sagamok on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 1 pm with Father Teo Ugaban officiating. Interment in the New Sagamok Cemetery. If so desired, Memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association. Arrangements by Bourcier Funeral Home Ltd., Espanola.
Manitoulin Expositor, February 20, 2013
DEBORAH (DEBBIE) (NEE KANASAWE) TOULOUSE
AND LAWRENCE (LAP) TOULOUSE
In loving memory of Debbie (age 41 years) and Lawrence (age 46 years) Toulouse.
Debbie and Lap enjoyed family gatherings, attending Pow Wows, Bingo, casinos and the outdoors together. She had her own janitorial service known as "North End Janitorial Services." He was a contractor and enjoyed deer-hunting, carpentry and wood working. He was attending a course and pursuing a career as a Heavy Equipment Operator in Sault Ste. Marie. They both were family-oriented and my dad was always putting everyone first and himself last, giving unselfishly to help family and friends in need.
Beloved parents of Lorraine (friend Jamie), Olivia, Vanessa and Lawrence Jr. Loving grandparents of Austin Lawrence Nicholas Waboose. Deborah was the dear daughter of Ursula (Roy) Kanasawe and the late Levi Kanasawe (predeceased 1988). Dear sister of Joseph, Robert (friend Brenda), Donna (husband Dan), Eleanor (friend David), Bernice, Lillian (friend Henry). Dear granddaughter of the late Ben and Agnes Kanasawe. (both predeceased). Lawrence was the dear son of Victor Toulouse and the late Rose (Trudeau) Toulouse. Dear brother of Kenneth, Richard, Ronald Lewis, John, Isadore (Cecile), Georgina, Glen, Gerald, Anita (Tim), Jeffrey (Lori), Rosetta. Dear grandson of the late Ignatius and Olive (Kitchikeg) Trudeau (both predeceased) and the late John Bebamikawe and Rosalie Osawanimiki (both predeceased). Survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Resting at St. Ignatius Church, Buzwah. Friends may call after Wednesday May 22 (Evening). Funeral Mass in Holy Cross Mission, Wikwemikong, Friday May 24, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Buzwah Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home
Manitoulin Expositor, May 22, 2002
In loving memory of Dennis Toulouse of Sagamok who passed away suddenly, on Friday, March 2, 2001 at the age of 20 years.
Beloved son of Fran Mandamin-Toulouse (friend Dennis Pitawanakwat) and Angus (friend Carol Eshkakogan) of Sagamok.
Loving brother of Sarah of Sagamok and one step-brother and three step-sisters. Special friend of Melissa Pattenden. Very dear grandson of John and Victoria Mandamin and Sam and Ida (nee Assiniwe) Toulouse. Predeceased by grandmother Madeline (nee Armstrong)Mandamin. Dear nephew of Gary and Agnes Mandamin, Gloria Mandamin (friend Henry James Shawanda), Loretta and Maxie Trudeau, Rosemary King, Jennifer and David Flamand, Verna and Wayne Osawamick, Phillip Mandamin, Don and Candace Mandamin, Karen Mandamin, Johnny and Linda Toulouse, Leona and John Davidson, Louise and Donald Garrow, May Toulouse (friend David Mahoney), Phyllis and Bob Cantryn, Sophie and Ray Corbiere, Virginia Toulouse (friend Richard Jock), Noella Toulouse, Donna Toulouse, Julie Toulouse, Regina and Dennis Borynec, Derek Toulouse (friend Shelly Wemigwans).
Will be sadly missed by many cousins and friends. Dennis was a first year student at Cambrian College studying in the First Nation Financial Management Program. He was Treasurer of the Cambrian Native Student Association. He enjoyed hockey, golf, baseball and horseback riding.
Visitation was at the Nishin Community Centre, Sagamok on Sunday, March 4 from 1:30pm. Funeral Mass was Tuesday, March 6 at 1:00 pm at the Nishin Community Centre, Sagamok with Father John Duggan officiating. Interment in the Sagamok Cemetery.
Arrangements by Boucier Funeral Home Ltd.
Manitoulin Expositor, March 7, 2001
GEORGINA EDNA CHERISH TOULOUSE "WAAWAASGONENH"
In loving memory of Georgina Edna Cherish Toulouse "Waawaasgonenh", April 7, 2005 - June 6, 2005.
The family announces with sorrow the sudden passing of Waawaasgonenh "Georgie", baby daughter of Nina Toulouse and Gordon (McGregor) Corbiere. Lovingly remembered with many cherished memories by parents Nina and Gordon. Dear baby sister of Dylan. Will always have a special place in the hearts of grandparents, Harold McGregor (fiancé Linda Leonard), Clara-Lyn Corbiere, Linda Toulouse (friend Chris Roy) and Vincent Manitowabi. Dear great-granddaughter of Moses and Katherine Toulouse of Birch Island, Archie and Hilda Corbiere of M'Chigeeng, James (friend Mary Grace McGregor) and the late Georgina McGregor of Birch Island, and Edna Manitowabi of Peterborough. Georgie will be sadly missed by her aunties and uncles, Luna and Lance Toulouse and Victor and James Roy. She was a special niece to Kathleen, Jordan and Joshua Corbiere. Georgie will never be forgotten by her many great aunties and great uncles, cousins and friends of the family.
Although Waawaasgonenh was not here with us for very long, her life brought many people joy and happiness. We are glad to know that many of her relations will continue taking care of her in the Spirit World and that she will always be a part of our lives. Georgie will be sadly missed by her wonderful big brother Dylan.
Visitation began at 2:00 pm at the Whitefish River First Nation Community Centre at Birch Island on Wednesday, June 8, 2005. A Sacred Fire was lit for prayer offerings at the Community Centre Arbor grounds. Funeral services were held on Friday, June 10, 2005 at 11:00 am at the St. Gabriel's Lalemant Church with Fr. Michael Stogre officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the Island Funeral Home.
Baamaapii kwaabmin Waawaasgonenh.
Manitoulin Expositor, June 15, 2005
GEORGINA “STELLA” TOULOUSE
June 18, 1935 – September 23, 2012
In loving memory of Georgina “Stella” Toulouse who passed away on September 23, 2012 at the age of 77. Predeceased by husband Henry Toulouse; predeceased by parents John and Marie. Dear sister of Albert (Hardy) Peltier (predeceased wife Sara); Zane (Diane), Jack, Glen, Violet and predeceased by siblings Mary, John, Clifford, Frank, Felix; sister-in-law of the late Joe Peter, Sarah, Jenie, Irene, Wilferd, Elizabeth, Lena, Victor, Tony (all predeceased). Survived by sister–in-law Evelyn Toulouse. Godmother to Glen Toulouse and Paygibe Wabano. Stella will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, natural helpers, and many close friends. Mia will definitely miss Stella. Stella showcased her talent in the many quilts that she made; she had many secrets…her baking recipes, attended many community events, especially the music shows. She shared the outdoors with her husband as they earned their living in the logging camps. She had a passion for the summer and fall harvest and shared some of her secret recipes. Visitation was from 6 pm on Monday, September 24, 2012 at Rabbit Island Centre until the Funeral Mass at 11 am on Wednesday, September 26, 2012. Burial at Wikwemikong Upper Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted with Island Funeral Home, Little Current.
Manitoulin Expositor, October 3, 2012
HENRY JAMES TOULOUSE
TOULOUSE, Henry James, April 17, 1927-January 22, 2001. A resident of Wikwemikong, passed away at the Sudbury Regional Hospital St. Joseph's Site, Sudbury on Monday, January 22, 2001, at the age of 73 years. Henry was born in Wikwemikong, son of the late John Francis and Rosalie (Ozazanimiki) Bebamikawe (both predeceased).
Henry was a member of the Catholic Church, he loved the outdoors, working for 50 years in the Logging Camps. Beloved husband of Stella (Peltier) of Wikwemikong. Dearly loved brother of Elizabeth Toulouse, Evelyn Toulouse, Victor Toulouse and J. Antoine Toulouse all of Wikwemikong. Predeceased by two brothers Wilfred and Joe Peter and four sisters Lena, Irene, Sara and Jane and sister-in-law Rose.
Funeral mass was held on Thursday, January 25, 2001 from Holy Cross Church. Internment in the Wikwemikong Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Manitowaning Chapel Funeral Home, Manitowaning.
Manitoulin Expositor, January 31, 2001
In loving memory of Hubert Toulouse of Sagamok who passed away at the Espanola General Hospital on Monday, August 20th, 2007 in his 63rd year. Beloved husband of Monica (nee Kanasawe) of Sagamok. Dear son of Rose Edwards of Sagamok & the late Eli Toulouse Sr. Loving father of Sonya Kanasawe of Sudbury & the late Dawn Kanasawe. Beloved Mr. Papa to Chase Jacko-Kanasawe of Sudbury. Very dear brother of Stanley (Mildred-Golla), Olive, Peter (Linda) & Dominic Toulouse all of Sagamok & the late Eli C. Toulouse Jr. Loving brother-in-law of James Roy (Jessie), Jeanette George (Leonard), Ben Kanasawe (Darlene), Farrell Kanasawe & Jerome Kanasawe all of Wikwemikong, Bruno Kanasawe, Agnes Mandamin of Toronto, Thomas (Dale) of Covden, Ursula Kanasawe (predeceased) & Richard Roy (predeceased). Beloved nephew to Sam Toulouse (Ida) of Sagamok & Josette Debassige of M'Chigeeng. Godfather to Lawrence Toulouse, Courtney Kanasawe & Tracey Bennett. Will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews & cousins. Friends called at St. Raphael's Parish Hall, Sagamok on Tuesday, August 21st from 2 pm. Funeral Mass was at St. Raphael's Spiritual Centre, Sagamok on Thursday, August 23rd at 11 am with Father John Duggan officiating. Interment in the Sagamok Cemetery. Arrangements by Bourcier Funeral Home Ltd., Espanola.
Manitoulin Expositor, August 29, 2007
AATWEN (TONY) JOSEPH ANTOINE TOULOUSE
June 2, 1934 – November 18, 2011
In loving memory of Aatwen (Tony) Joseph Antoine Toulouse who passed away peacefully at his home early Friday morning, November 18, 2011. Aatwen was born in Wikwemikong, son of the late John and Rosalie Bebamikawe Toulouse. He is survived by sister Evelyn and sister-in-law Stella. Dear brother of the late Joe Peter, Sarah, Jenie, Irene, Wilfred, Elizabeth, Henry, Lena and Victor. Tony will be missed by his nieces and nephews and many cousins. Aatwen worked in the orchards, picking fruit and pruning the fruit trees (cherries and apples) in Traverse City and Elk Rapids, Michigan. He enjoyed picking blueberries and cutting pulpwood during the winter months. He loved working on the farm, maintaining the family homestead. He enjoyed the outdoors, working in the sugar bush and gardening. Aatwen also would walk to church every Sunday. Rested at the Rabbit Island Centre after 12 pm on Sunday, November 20, 2011. The funeral mass was celebrated at Holy Cross Mission on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 11 am with Fr. Doug McCarthy as celebrant. Interment in Upper Wikwemikong Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.culginfuneralhome.ca. Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay, 705-282-2270.
Manitoulin Expositor, November 23, 2011
KATHERINE JOSIE TOULOUSE
August 23, 1933 - July 4, 2010
In loving memory of Katherine who died at the Manitoulin Health Centre on Sunday, July 4, 2010 at the age of 76. Predeceased by her beloved husband Moses (October 2009). Loving mother of Irene Size of Little Current, Virginia (predeceased), Honarine of Toronto, Sally (predeceased), Rose (partner Jake Pakosigan) of Birch Island, Linda of Sudbury, Debbie (husband Glen Dykes) of Hamilton, Diane of Espanola, Richard Shawanda (partner Corrina) of Birch Island, Peter (partner Kristen) of Birch Island. Godmother to Phyllis (predeceased) and Katherine Paibomsai. Will always be remembered by grandchildren Spencer, Brian, Debbie, Nala, Wayne, Issac, Lance, Nina, Luna, Marlena, Stephano, Shannon, Jonathon, Peter, Hunter, Raven, Riley, Tori and Brooke, granddaughter Delaney (predeceased). Great-grandmother of ten, great-granddaughter Georgina (predeceased). Daughter of Jonas and Josephine Shawanda. Dear sister of Doris (husband Gilbert), Joan (husband Desmond), Lorraine (husband Albert), Ralph (predeceased) (wife Sylvia). Predeceased by brothers Dominic, Henry Nicholas (wife Margaret), David and Peter and sisters Georgina and Elizabeth. Loved sister-in-law of Issac (wife Elizabeth), Albert (predeceased) (wife Agnes), Adolphus (wife Betty), Josephine (husband Sam predeceased), Wilfred. Predeceased by George (wife Melvina), Ivan (wife Agnes), Dorothy and Katharine. Aunt to many nieces and nephews who will always remember her. Funeral Mass was at 11 am on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at St. Gabriel LaLament Catholic Church, Birch Island. Cremation. Arrangements with Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, July 7, 2010
LAWRENCE (LAP) TOULOUSE
See Deborah Toulouse
MOSES JOSEPH TOULOUSE
Moses died suddenly at the Manitoulin Health Centre on Friday, October 30, 2009 at the age of 73. Beloved husband of Katherine (nee Shawanda). Loving father of Irene Size of Little Current, Virginia (predeceased), Honarine of Toronto, Sally (predeceased), Rose (partner Jake Pakosigan) of Birch Island, Linda of Sudbury, Debbie (husband Glen Dykes of Hamilton), Diane of Espanola, Richard Shawanda (partner Corrina) of Birch Island, Peter Toulouse (partner Kristen of Birch Island). Godfather to Phyllis Paibomsai (predeceased) and Katherine Paibomsai. Will always be remembered by grandchildren Spencer, Brian, Debbie, Nala, Wayne, Issac, Lance, Nina, Luna, Marlena, Stephano, Shannon, Jonathon, Peter, Hunter, Raven, Riley, Tori, and Brooke, granddaughter Delaney (predeceased) and ten great-grandchildren, great-granddaughter Georgina (predeceased). Son of Simon Toulouse and Mary (nee Southwind). Will be missed by siblings Issac (wife Elizabeth), Albert (predeceased) (wife Agnes), George (wife Melvina) (both predeceased), Ivan (wife Agnes) (both predeceased), Dolphus (wife Betty), Josephine (husband Sam predeceased), Wilfred, Dorothy & Katharine (both predeceased) and brother-in-law of Dominic (predeceased), Georgina (predeceased) Henry Nicholas (wife Margaret) both predeceased), Doris (husband Gilbert), Elizabeth (predeceased), David (predeceased), Joan (husband Desmond), Lorraine (husband Albert), Ralph (predeceased)(wife Sylvia), Peter (predeceased). Moses will be always in the hearts of his many nieces, nephews, friends and family. Family and friends gathered to remember and celebrate his life from 1 pm Sunday, November 1, 2009 at the Birch Island Community Centre. Funeral Mass Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at St. Gabriel Lalament Church, Birch Island. Cremation. Arrangements with Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, November 4, 2009
ROSE MARY TOULOUSE (nee TRUDEAU)
In loving memory of Rose Mary Toulouse (nee Trudeau) January 2, 1934 to December 28, 1999 at the age of 65 years, who died Tuesday morning, December 28, 1999.
Loving daughter of the late Ignatius and Olive Trudeau. Husband Victor Toulouse. Loving mother of Kenneth, Richard, Lawrence (Debbie), Ronnie, John, Isadore (Cecile), Georgina, Glen, Gerald, Anita (Tim), Jeffrey (Lori), and Rosetta (Abby). Loving grandmother of 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Loving sister of Alphonse, Isadore, Stella (Smitty) McGraw, Victor, Maxie (Loretta), Randy (Maureen), Liz. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Friends called at St. Ignatius Church, Buzwah on Wednesday and Thursday, December 29 and 30, 1999. Funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross on Friday, December 31, 1999 with Father Doug McCarthy as celebrant. Interment at Buzwah Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Manitowaning Chapel Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, January 5, 2000
SAMUEL JOSEPH TOULOUSE
Samuel Joseph Toulouse was born on September 30, 1926 at Toulouse Bay in the community of Sagamok Anishnawbek. Samuel died early morning December 25, 2009. Son of the late John Batiste Toulouse and Sophie Corbiere Toulouse. Survived by his life-long companion of 63 years Ida Assinewe Toulouse. Father of John (Linda), Leona (John Davidson), Louise (Donald Garrow), May, Phyllis (Bob Cantryn), Sophie (Ray Corbiere), Virginia (Richard Jock), Angus (Carol), Noella, Donna (Bentley Morrisseau), Julie, Regina (Dennis Borynec), Derek (Shelly). Predeceased by brothers Alex, Eli and Charles and sisters Julia Jones, Liza Corbiere, survived by Josette Debassige. Will be sadly missed by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Rested at St Raphael's Roman Catholic Church from Saturday evening December 26, 2009 until the funeral mass on Monday, December 28, 2009 at 1 pm with Fr. Mike Stogre officiating. Arrangements by Bourcier Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, January 6, 2010
MARILYN JEAN TOWNSEND
May 17, 1953 – September 1, 2012
In loving memory of Marilyn Townsend, a resident of Rockville Road, Mindemoya, who died at the Mindemoya Hospital on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at the age of 59 years. Marilyn was born in Gore Bay, daughter of the late Maurice Russell and Jean Isabella Campbell. She had worked as a Personal Support Worker for a number of years. Marilyn enjoyed fishing, playing cards and especially participating in curfling and the socializing with that event. She also enjoyed bar tending at the curling club when needed. Marilyn is survived by her beloved daughter Krystal of Sudbury. Loved companion of Bill Cox. Dear sister of Rick and Laurie Campbell of Spring Bay, Ron and Amy (Wheale) Campbell of Ice Lake and Tracy and Steve Vyse of Mindemoya. Predeceased by brother Steve Campbell. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews and many relatives on Bill’s side of the family. In keeping with Marilyn’s wishes, cremation will take place. A private family service will be held at a later date. If so desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.culginfuneralhome.ca. Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay, 705-282-2270.
Manitoulin Expositor, September 12, 2012
Norman Track of Espanola passed away at the Espanola General Hospital on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Doreen (nee St. Michael) Track of Espanola. Dear son of the late Merrily and May (nee Moulton) Track. Very dear brother of Roy (wife Jackie) of Kincardine, Joan (Mrs. Carm Waltenbury) of Burlington and Dave (wife Julie) of Espanola. Loving uncle of Lynn, Gary, Bruce, Brian, Ian and Duane. Best friend of Gord Heins of Espanola. No visitation or funeral service by family request. Cremation has taken place. If so desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Espanola Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Bourcier Funeral Home Ltd., Espanola.
Manitoulin Expositor, January 6, 2010
ANDREW TRACY DIED IN 90TH YEAR, CAME TO MANITOULIN ISLAND 1882
One of the Island’s last remaining survivors of the ill-fated "S.S. Manitoulin" that burned and sank in Manitowaning Bay in 1882, Andrew Tracy, died at his home in Spring Bay, Monday, February 2nd, following a short illness. He was in his ninetieth year.
Mr. Tracy, a son of the late Ebenezer and Jane Tracy, was born in Pickering Township, near Claremont, May 10, 1863. At the age of four years Mr. Tracy moved with his family to Vespra. He received his education at Grenfel, near Barrie.
In 1882, at the age of 19, Mr. Tracy, with his father, mother, and four of his six sisters, came to the Island aboard the boat “Manitoulin”. The family barely escaped with their lives. They lost all their worldly possessions when the boat turned and sank.
The family settled near Mindemoya, and after four years moved across Lake Mindemoya to the farm now occupied by his son, Gilmore. They lived there for two years while the heavy bush was cleared, and built the house on the farm where Mr. Tracy lived until his death.
During his life he was keenly interested in activities on the farm and on the Island, even during the last four years which he spent in a wheelchair after the loss of both legs in 1949.
Mr. Tracy is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Bock; five sons, Earl, Gilmore, and Harvey, Spring Bay; Morley, Little Current; and Harry, Kagawong; three daughters, Mrs. Becks, (Norine) North Bay, Mrs. Adams (Eleanor), Toronto; and Elva, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Buck (Martha); and Mrs. Gibbs (Bessie), both of Vancouver, B.C., and thirteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his only brother, William, of Alberta; and four sisters, Mrs. Meston (Jennie) Elora; Mrs. Kirk (Annie), Spring Bay; Mrs. Munro (Mary), Kagawong; and Mrs. McPherson (Eleanor), Allandale.
Funeral services were held Thursday, February 5th, at his home and later in Mindemoya United Church. Services were conducted by Rev. F.W. Madden and C.A.K. Cockburn, Mrs. Johnson was organist.
Pallbearers were four grandsons, Donald and Douglas Tracy, Douglas and Robert Becks, and two nephews, David Kirk and Russell Munro.
Interment took place in Mindemoya Cemetery.
Through the Years, August 1991, Page 31
Mrs. Wm. Tracy
Mrs. Wm. Tracy died at her home in Westlock, Alberta, on Sunday, September 18, after a long illness.
The late Mrs. Tracy lived on the Manitoulin Island for nearly twenty years, having moved here with her husband and two children in 1883 from eartern (sic) Ontario. In 1903 they left the Island settling first at Edmonton, Alta. Three of their children accompanied them when they went west. Lizzie remained at Thessalon where she had been living since her marriage.
In 1906 the family moved to their homestead in Westlock district. After twelve years on the farm Mrs. Tracy’s health failed and they were compelled to sell and move to Westlock, where they were residing when death claimed her.
The funeral was held on September 20 and although the flower season was supposed to be over there were fifteen large and beautiful floral offerings from sympathizing friends.
Her husband and three children, Mrs. H. W. Hagas of Thessalon, Mrs. Overton of Westlock and Mrs. Baldwin, also of Westlock, and fourteen grandchildren are left to mourn. Ethel predeceased her mother about two years ago.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 6, 1921
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish
DONALD ALEXANDER TRACY
July 11, 1922 – March 13, 2012
Donald A. Tracy died peacefully at the Algoma Residential Community Hospice Sault Ste. Marie on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Louise for 65 years. Cherished father and father-in-law of Linda and David Maltby, Daphne and Roman Peredun. Loving Granddad of Andrew, Christopher (Emily), Katrina (Eric), Elizabeth, David and great-grandson Owen. Dear brother of Doug (Evelyn) of Little Current, Betty Cram (late Bill) of Pembroke, and Mary Ferguson of Sudbury. Step-son of Laura Tracy of Elmira. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Arthur Funeral Home and Cremation Centre on Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 12:30 pm until time of the service in the chapel at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Algoma Residential Community Hospice (ARCH) or the Lions Club of Sault Ste. Marie Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Thank you to the Bayshore nurses and the Red Cross workers, especially Delores for respite care. We would like to thank the staff and volunteers for the loving care Don received during his stay at ARCH. Don was a long time member of the Lions Club International, Fort Francis and Sault Ste Marie. Lions members are asked to assemble at the Arthur Funeral Home and Cremation Centre on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 2 pm. Don served overseas with the Royal Canadian Signal Corps during World War II.
Manitoulin Expositor, March 28, 2012
The Late Ebenezer Tracy
Ebenezer Tracy was born April 4th, 1829 in London, England. He came to Canada with his parents in 1833. They voyage occupying sixteen weeks. Those were the days of sailing vessels, when it usually took more weeks to cross the ocean than it takes days at the present time.
The family settled in the township of Pickering, county of Ontario, near the village of Claremont.
Mr. Tracy was married in 1855 to Miss Jane Carson. In 1868 they removed to the township of Vespra, county of Simcoe, and thence to Manitoulin Island in May 1882. the occasion was a memorable one, as the family was on the old Manitoulin, when she was burned in Manitowaning Bay. Mr. Tracy was bringing to the Island considerable personal effects, but lost everything on that occasion. This made a start in their new home a very trying matter. To add to his disadvantage the farm he chose proved to be shallow land, and he had again to remove to the fine property on the west side of Lake Mindemoya.
Mrs. Tracy predeceased Mr. Tracy by over seven years, being called home in the spring of 1908.
Of a family of eight, all are living except one, Mrs. Meston, who died in 1906.
Those living are: William, in West Lock, Alta.; Mrs. McPherson, in Allandale, Ont.; Mrs. Kirk, Spring Bay, Manitoulin; Mrs. Buck, Nois Crossing, Alta.; Mrs. Munro, Township of Billings, Manitoulin; Mrs. Gibbs, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba; and Andrew on the homestead, Spring Bay.
Mr. Tracey was true to his name. The scripture name Ebenezer means “The store of help.” He was ever ready to help along a good cause. He was long identified with Sunday School work, and was ever ready to point the way toward the higher life. He possessed a glorious realization of the Divine presence. The writer never met anyone outside the ministry who was so thoroughly versed in the scripture; and he was a ready speaker and was exceptionally gifted in prayer.
At the time of his death he was perhaps the oldest elder in the Presbyterian Church in the north country having reached the advanced age of eighty-six years, six months and twenty-three days, with a body apparently free from any type of disease, but worn out by the burden of many years. The remains were interred in Mindemoya cemetery.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, December 2, 1915
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish
EVELYN AUDREY (NEE MADDEN) TRACY
Evelyn Audrey (nee Madden) Tracy passed away peacefully at Trinity Village LTC, Cambridge, on Thursday, February 7, 2013 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of 61 years to Doug. Loving mother of Marilyn Savage (predeceased by husband Larry), and Kim Hopper (Tim). Cherished grandmother of Michael Savage, Joy Hopper and Robert Hopper. Will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Reverend F.W. Madden and Stella Hames, and by brothers PO Willard Madden R.C.A.F (predeceased 1943), Reverend Ewart Madden (Bea), and Clifford Madden (Bette). A graveside service will be held at Mindemoya Cemetery in the Summer of 2013.
Manitoulin Expositor, February 13, 2013
THELMA GERTRUDE TRAFELET
Thelma Gertrude Trafelet, at the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre, Owen Sound, on Monday, July 16, 2001. Thelma Trafelet (nee May) of Southampton in her 90th year.
Wife of the late Oliver Trafelet. Loving mother of Joe and his wife Laurel of Wiarton, Tom and his wife Nancy and Lillian and her husband Ted Cowling, all of Southampton. Also survived by her daughter-in-law Shirley McNeil of Southampton. Dear grandmother of Debbie and Rick McGillivray, Donna and Jack Herron, Dan and Lori Trafelet, Tammy and Jim Doner, Linda and Don Goodman, Bruce and Amanda Trafelet, Rhonda and Mark Clark, Robbie and Cecilia Cowling, and to Tamara and Scott. Great grandmother of Jamie, Reanne, Kristy, Shawn, Lise, Tyson, Nicholas, Jacob and Gage. Predeceased by parents Capt. Joe and Ella May, by her brother T. Franklin May, by two infant brothers and two infant sisters, by her granddaughter, Theresa Marie Trafelet and by an infant great granddaughter.
Thelma was born in Little Current and began her married life in a tiny community near Whitefish Falls, where Joe and Tom were born. They moved to Southampton where Lillian was born and lived there for many years. After Oliver retired they moved to their tiny cottage near Oliphant and in their final years moved back to Southampton. Always busy, she was an active member of the Southampton Legion Ladies Auxiliary, the Baptist Church of Southampton and the Horticultural Society. She was a leader of the Southampton Girl Guides for 28 years and will be fondly remembered by her "girls." When they moved to Oliphant she became an active member of the Oliphant Women's Institute. Thelma's greatest enjoyment in life was being involved in her community.
The funeral service was conducted in the Chapel of the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton on Thursday, July 19 with Pastor Ron Baker officiating. Interment Balsam Grove Cemetery, Oliphant.
Expressions of remembrance to the Saugeen Shores Medical Building Fund or the Day Away Program of Saugeen Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements entrusted to Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton.
Manitoulin Expositor, July 25, 2001
OLIVER J. TRAFELET, 76, died Saturday, February 16th, at the General and Marine Hospital in Owen Sound, Ontario.
He was born in Port Elgin, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Trafelet. He spent much of his earlier life in Northern Ontario and moved to Southampton in 1940. On his retirement from the Hepworth Furniture Co. he moved to Oliphant.
He served overseas with the Canadian Army during the 1st World War and was a life member of the Southampton Branch of the Canadian Legion. A legion Service was held Sunday evening.
While residing in Southampton, he was an ardent member of the curling Club. Surviving are: his wife, the former Thelma May, a daughter, Lillian (Mrs. Ted Cowling) and two sons, Tom and Joe all of Southampton. A brother, George of Mount Forest and two sisters, Dorinda (Mrs. Victor Hamilton) of Toronto and Ethel (Mrs. Firman Ward of Linwood and eight grandchildren. Predeceased by a sister, Beatrice, (Mrs. Frank Degenfelder).
The Funeral service, conducted by Rev. c.a. Hill. Conducted at the Eagleson Funeral Home on Monday.
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish
Manitoulin Expositor, April 4, 1974
HONOURABLE JUSTICE RICHARD G. TRAINOR
In loving memory of Honourable Justice Richard G. Trainor who passed away Friday morning, September 5, 2003 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital-Memorial site at the age of 73 years.
Beloved husband of Jacqueline (Saint-Denis) Trainor of Spring Bay. Loving father of Patricia Ann of Toronto, Trez (friend Marc) of Montreal, Martin (wife Kathy) of Truro, N.S., Jackie (husband Barry Elliott) of Lyons Head, Suzy (husband Tim Quetton) of Montreal and Jennifer of Dartmouth, N.S. Cherished grandfather of Shane, Nick, Richard, Abby, Shaun, Michael, Brenna, Maddy, Spencer and Laura. Dear son of Martin and Bertha Trainor, both predeceased. Dear brother of Moyra Kaiser of Rhode Island, predeceased by Therese and Jane. Richard served as an Ontario Superior Court Justice since 1979. A private family memorial mass was held on Manitoulin Island. Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, September 10, 2006
RAYMOND S. TREMBLAY
In loving memory of Raymond S. Tremblay who died suddenly on Sunday, July 19, 2009 at the age of 63. Beloved husband of Diane of Manitowaning. Special Dad to John and wife Debbie, Christine and husband Shawn, and Stacey and husband Dean. Proud Papa of Michael, Brooklyn, Rachel, Hope, Dennis, Bethany, Matthew, Taneesha, Tyrell (predeceased), Ashlyn, and Gabe. Dear son of Lucienne and Henri (predeceased) Tremblay. Remembered by brother Claude and sister-in-law Fern, sister Pauline and brother-in-law John, sister Lise and brother-in-law Sean, and brother Michel (predeceased). Survived by many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Will be sadly missed by his many friends. Also father of daughter Mariam and son Johnnie. Raymond loved golfing, he took great pride in his carpentry work and his home was a special place. NASCAR car races and the Blue Jays baseball games were favourite pastimes. He loved to go dancing and spend time with his grandchildren. Pixie will miss their trips to the garbage dump and going for cigars. Raymond took pride in everything he did. Visitation from 10 am on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at Knox United Church, Manitowaning, with funeral service at 11 am on Thursday, July 23, 2009. Donations are requested to Sick Kids Cardiac Department. Arrangements with Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, July 22, 2009
ROLAND EDMUND TREPANIER
In loving memory of Roland Edmund Trepanier who passed away peacefully at his home in Mindemoya on Friday, July 26, 2002 at the age of 74 years. Roland worked for Summerville Belkin for 42 years.
Marred his best friends and wife, Edith (nee Atherton); loved step father of; Dianne & Doug Armstrong of Mindemoya. Jim and Pat Giles; Patrick and Nora Giles; Sandra Smith; Duke and Bonnie Giles all of Windsor, David Giles of Mindemoya. Step grandfather of 18 and step great grandfather of 34. Will be remembered always by brother Maurice & Lillian Trepanier of Elliot Lake and sister Lulu (Loretta).
Donations to Laurentian Hospital Foundation-Little Current Dialysis Unit would be appreciated. Interment of ashes in Victoria Memorial Cemetery, for detail call Cora at 969-7926. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home, Little Current. (705)368-2490.
Manitoulin Expositor, August 14, 2002
LIZ TRESHAM (NEE ESQUIMAUX) “TUT”
In loving memory of Liz Tresham (nee Esquimaux) “Tut” of Aundeck Omni Kaning who died in the Calgary Hospital on Wednesday, August 10, 2011. Dear mother of Donna, Lianne and Ernest and grandmother of four. Loving sister of Penny Corbiere (husband John) of M’Chigeeng. Predeceased by her parents Peter and Grace Esquimaux, brothers Arnold, Douglas, Nelson, Larry, Percy and her sister Wanita. Sadly missed by many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial Service was on Saturday August 13, 2011 at Aundeck Omni Kaning. Arrangements entrusted to the Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, August 17, 2011
Jane Trestain passed away peacefully in the presence of her family at her residence on Monday, October 8, 2012, in her 71st year. Beloved daughter of Marian (Noyes) Trestain and the late William “Bill” Trestain. Dear sister of Tom Trestain and his wife Judy Heikell of Toronto and loved aunt of Sander Trestain of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Jane was a respected teacher, avid gardener and enjoyed many summers at Manitoulin Island. The family would like to thank all caregivers for their support and compassion. Friends were received by the family from 7 pm to 9 pm on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The celebrations of Jane’s life was held on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 1 pm at St. Anne’s Anglican Church – Byron, 1344 Commissioners Road West, London with Reverend Canon Janet M. Lynall officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Ontario Nature, 214 King Street West, Suite 612, Toronto, ON M5H 3S6 or Thames Valley Children’s Centre Auxiliary, 779 Base Line Road East, London ON N6C 5Y6. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com.
Manitoulin Expositor, October 17, 2012
It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of Brent Trick.
Brent passed away at the Toronto Western Hospital with family by his side on Friday, December 11,2009 at the age of 30 years. Treasured son of Max and Linda Trick and cherished brother of Aaron Trick and his wife Gina. Brent will be sadly missed by his grandmother Lena Trick, aunts, uncles, cousins and his many friends. Predeceased by his grandfather Charles Trick and his grandparents Neil and Leila McDougall, all of Manitoulin Island. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street, North York on Saturday, December 19, 2009 from 2 - 5 pm and at the Arthur Funeral Home and Cremation Centre in Sault Ste. Marie on Wednesday, December 23,2009 from 6 - 9 pm. Summer interment in Silver Water Cemetery, Manitoulin Island. If so desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated?The family would like to express our thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses in I.C.U. at the Toronto Western Hospital. Condolences may be offered at www.MeM.com
Gore Bay Recorder, uncited
Submitted by Doug Tracy
At the residence of his brother in Unionville, Ont., on the 16th inst., Charles Trick passed to the great beyond, aged 58 years. He was the eldest son of the late Chas. Trick, of Cobourg. He lived for some years on Manitoulin Island, where he was engaged in the timber and lumber business. He came to Toronto to consult a specialist, and was never able to leave his brother's residence, where after two months' illness, borne with Christian fortitude, he passed peacefully away. He leaves a widow two daughters; and one son, besides a large circle of friends and relatives. Mrs. J B. Russell, Flora avenue, Winnipeg, is a sister of deceased, and has the sympathy of her many friends in this her second bereavement, having lost her father in February last.
Manitoba Morning Free Press, Winnipeg, Monday, July 28, 1902
Transcribed and submitted by Karen Lawrence
Hattie Beatrice, the two month old baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Trick died on Saturday 23rd. the funeral took place from the residence of the parents at 2 o’clock on Sunday. Mr. Dunn officiated. There was a large funeral. Mr. and Mrs. Tricks have the sympathy of the whole neighbourhood.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 28, 1914
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish
IVAN EDWARD LEWIS TRICK
In loving memory of Ivan Edward Lewis Trick, December 3, 1910 - July 12, 2004. Ivan Trick, a resident of the Manitoulin Lodge, and formerly of Meldrum Bay, died at the Lodge on Monday, July 12, 2004 at the age of 93 years. He was born at Silver Water, son of the late George Hedley and Ada Florence (Kemp) Trick.
Ivan worked in timbering, mining, had owned and operated the store at Meldrum Bay from 1949-1973; had been Harbour Master for 25 years, and drove school bus for Mel Wickett until he was 80 years of age. Ivan was a very talented carpenter and electrician and had worked in Gore Bay for Ted Cook a number of years ago. He had been Secretary Treasurer at Meldrum Bay United Church for many years. Ivan was an extremely knowledgeable man, who was called upon many times for his recollections of past events on the Island. He had a wonderful and warm personality, which afforded him many friends and acquaintances. One of Ivan's proudest accomplishments was being named an Honourary Member of the Great Lakes Cruising Club, given as appreciation for his outstanding work with boaters. His knowledge and indeed his personality will be sadly missed by all.
Ivan was predeceased by his wife Alberta (Millman) Trick in 1960. He was also predeceased by a dear friend and companion, Edna Millman in 1999; brothers Reece and Charlie and sister Laura and infant sister Hattie. Survived by a number of nieces and nephews and numerous friends and acquaintances.
Cremation will take place. A memorial service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel of the Culgin Funeral Home on Friday, July 16, 2004 at 11 am with Mr. Erwin Thompson officiating. If so desired, donations may be made to the Meldrum Bay United Church, St. Peter's Anglican Church, Silver Water or the Meldrum Bay Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, July 21, 2004
LENA CATHERINE TRICK
May 22, 1910 - March 11, 2010
In loving memory of Lena Trick, a resident of the Manitoulin Lodge and formerly of Espanola since the mid 80s, who died at the Mindemoya Hospital on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at the age of 99 years. She was born in Robinson Township, daughter of the late Archibald and Minerva (Groves) Duncanson. Lena had a very interesting life. She worked as a telephone operator in Buffalo, N.Y. in 1929 when the stock market crashed, making for an interesting time. She had cooked at sawmill and timber camps and worked on the farm as well. Lena and her husband Charles owned the General Store in Silver Water from 1942 until 1962, and lived at the store until 1971 when they moved to the farm and continued living there until she moved to Espanola. She had been a member of the Women's Institute and the Eastern Star for many years. She also played piano and played the organ at her church. She enjoyed making afghans and knitting and had bowled for many years. She also took up line dancing later on in life. Lena got the travel bug and had traveled North America coast to coast and spent a few winters in Florida. Lena loved her family dearly and kept in touch with them and friends, keeping the phone lines busy by talking on the telephone. She will be missed, but many wonderful memories of a wonderful lady will be cherished. Lena was predeceased by her beloved husband Charles, May 11, 1982. Loving and loved mother of Leland and Pat Trick of Spring Bay, Marjorie and Roger Bell of Espanola and Max and Linda Trick of Sault Ste. Marie. Proud grandmother of Bob, Carol, Brian, Sharon, Julie, Aaron and Brent (predeceased), and 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her brother Walter Duncanson. Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay on Tuesday, March 16 after 7 pm. The funeral service was conducted at St. Peter's Anglican Church in Silver Water on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 11 am. with Rev. Beth Topps officiating. Interment in Silver Lake Cemetery. If so desired, donations to St. Peter's Anglican Church, the Manitoulin Lodge Auxiliary or the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated. Culgin Funeral Home, 282-2270.
Manitoulin Expositor, March 17, 2010
Local News Item
We regret to report the death of Mrs. Trick, at Barrie Island, which occurred on Sunday. Mrs. Trick came to the Island about ten years ago with her husband and family locating at Morrisville. She lost her husband about five years after and in the following year her daughter, Mrs. Jason Kent also. Feeling the double loss very keenly, she has not been in good health for some time until death came to her relief. Two members of the family survive her, Mrs. Esley Eaton, of Barrie Island and Mr. Geo. Trick of Meldrum Bay.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, July 22, 1909
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish
DEATH OF WILLIAM TRIMBLE
August 21, 1919
Mr. Wm. M. Trimble of Cockburn Island died at the Thessalon Hospital, Friday about 8 p.m. of appendicitis. Mr. Trimble was in very bad condition when he arrived having suffered much at home and his appendix having been ruptured before he came to Thessalon. His father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Trimble, of Chattsworth, were with him during his last hours, having arrived here Thursday. His wife and little daughter, who live on the Island were unable to be present. Deceased was 42 years and 7 months of age at the time of his death and was a man well thought of and highly respected in the neighbourhood in which he lived. The remains were taken to Cockburn Saturday morning for interment.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, August 14, 1919
BRIAN GEORGE TRIMMER AND NATHAN GEORGE TRIMMER
In loving memory of Brian George Trimmer May 14, 1976 - April 14, 2006 and Nathan George Trimmer December 13, 2005 - April 14, 2006 Brian and Nathan Trimmer died as the result of a tragic car accident on Friday, April 14, 2006.
Brian was born in Little Current, son of Peggy (Gilpin) Trimmer and Dale Trimmer and Nathan was the son of Brian Trimmer and Julie King. Brian worked as an Aircraft maintenance Engineer, and was in the process of moving from Powassan to Timmins, a transfer with Voyageur Airways, his employer. Brian was the kind of person who always made you smile, and he always had a big smile. Anyone who knew Brian will smile as they remember his way of wearing his hat in a variety of ways. He will be greatly missed by his cousins who were his best friends, and his many other friends who he dearly loved to visit on Manitoulin where he enjoyed hunting and fishing or any outdoor activities. Brian's greatest love was his family. He adored Julie and his kids. Brian will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father, son, son-in-law, brother, grandson and friend. Brian and Nathan's absence will leave a huge void in the lives of all who knew them. Devoted and loved husband and son of Julie; loved father and brother of Emma.
Precious son and grandson of Peggy Trimmer of Onaping and son and grandson of Dale Trimmer. Dear brother and nephew of Steve Trimmer (Chrissy) of Holtyre and Deanna Burns (Arron) of Lindsay; son-in-law and grandson of Bob and Linda King of Barrie; grandson and great grandson of George and Margaret Gilpin of Spring Bay; brother-in-law and nephew of Kevin King of North Bay, Kim Jury (Glen) of Barrie; grandson-in-law and great grandson of Daniel and the late Grace King of Nipissing and uncle and cousin of Victoria, Natasha, Jessica and Tara Jury; Patrick, Brianna and Lily Trimmer and Clayton Burns. Also survived by numerous cousins and friends.
The funeral service was conducted at Powassan United Church on Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Interment was in Nipissing Cemetery with Nathan in his father's arms.
Manitoulin Expositor, May 3, 2006
GEORGE ALFRED NEWMAN TRIMMER
In loving memory of George Alfred Newman Trimmer, 74 years, who passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Health Sciences North. Beloved husband of Anne (Trueman) Trimmer. Loving father of Michael Trimmer, Sheila Trimmer-Noel, Christopher Trimmer (wife Tara). Cherished grandfather of Megan, Maxine, Dayna, A.J., Krista, Katrina and great-grandfather of Ryleigh, Noah and Cecilea. Special son to John and Florence Newman predeceased. Dear brother of William Trimmer (wife Helen), Gary Trimmer (wife Julie), Mary Ruth Brunet (husband Richard), Dale Trimmer and Elsie Newman predeceased. Dear brother-in-law to Cathy and Andy Pearson. Sadly missed by loving nieces and nephews. George worked at the Copper Refinery for 34 years retiring as a supervisor in 1991. An avid outdoorsman George enjoyed hunting and fishing. He particularly spent many happy times at his trailer on Marten River where he was the host for the park. A man of great faith he belonged to the Church of the Ascension where he actively participated in the parish ministries and outreach. George embodied Christ’s teachings of being a Good Samaritan and Good Shepherd to all he met. He can echo the words of St. Paul “I have finished my course I have kept the faith”. God Bless you George! Funeral Service was in Church of the Ascension, 1476 Sparks Street, Sudbury on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 11:30 am. Friends gathered after 10 am on Monday, December 10, 2012. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Church of the Ascension Memorial Fund or the Heart and Stroke Fund would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, December 12, 2012
MAX BERESFORD TRIMMER
May 25, 1917 – July 2, 2004
Max Beresford Trimmer passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, B.C. on July 2nd, 2004 aged 87 years. Max was predeceased by his first wife Lily and his second wife Doris. He is survived by his children; Josephine (Rollie) Parent of Windsor, Ont., Toni of Windsor, Ont., Elaine of Oldcastle, Ont., Terry (Nancy) of Detroit, Mich., Kevin of Windsor, Ont., Tom (Merm) of Sointula, B.C., and T.C. of Windsor, Ont., his grandchildren; John, Marc, Leslie, Karen, Heather and Elise, his great grandchildren Corey and Lily, his special friend Sunny, numerous other relatives and friends. Max served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. Before the war he started out working in the engine room on ships and by the end of the war he was working in the wheelhouse. Later he worked as a mine captain for Canada Rock Salt and finally ended up working for MacMillan Bloedel in Marathon, Ontario and Menzie Bay, B.C. Max enjoyed woodworking and built a canoe, a kayak and furniture.
He was a quiet man who liked to be alone but loved the time he spent with his family. A Celebration of his Life was held in the Chapel of COMOX VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, 1101 RYAN ROAD, COURTENAY, B.C. with the Rev. Gord Carter officiating. Those so wishing may make donations in Max’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society – Comox Valley Unit, #102 – 1509 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2K6 with appreciation.
Friday, 02 Jul 2004 Courtenay Comox Valley Record Courtenay, BC
(Max grew up on the Manitoulin in Little Current, the son of Daniel Trimmer and Jane Halcrow.)
NATHAN GEORGE TRIMMER
See Brian George Trimmer
Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Trotter returned on Wednesday night bringing with them the body of their beloved little son Jack, who died at Walkerton last week. The funeral took place on Thursday after, Rev. E. Baker, of Little Current officiating.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 28, 1909
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish
We sympathize with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Trotter, of Sheguiandah, for the death of their son John, who died after an operation for appendicitis.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, November 4, 1909
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish
TROTTER, Leland B.-Passes away at the Manitoulin Health Centre in Little
Current on Tuesday, July 22, 1986 in his 86th year. beloved husband of Anne
(Cook) Trotter of Little Current. Predeceased by one sister Dorothy Rolston.
Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Resting at the E. J. Eagleson Funeral Home, Little Current, Wednesday evening from 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held from the funeral home on Thursday, July 24, 1986 at 2 p.m. with Rev. dawn Vaneyk officiating. interment in Elmview Cemetery, Sheguiandah.
The Globe and Mail, Thursday, July 24, 1986
Norman Trotter of Little Current Dies Suddenly
It was with sincere regret that the many friends of Norman Trotter, Little Current, learned of his sudden death on Monday morning. Mr. Trotter had apparently been in his usual health and when he retired Sunday night was feeling fine but when he was called by his wife in the morning he was found dead in bed, death being due to heart failure. One of Little Current’s most prominent businessmen, Mr. Trotter was widely known throughout the district as well as by a large number of yachtsmen from the United States, as for some years past he carried on an extensive gasoline business on the waterfront. His activities as President of the Algoma-Manitoulin Liberal Conservative Association also brought him in contact with a host of friends throughout the riding. In municipal affairs he always took a keen interest and served in different public offices. In his passing the entire district will lose one of its most popular citizens.
Besides his wife deceased is survived by three daughters, namely: Mrs. B. Grothier, Misses Ellen and Alice.
Uncited Obituary - Source: Dorothy Hopkins Addison
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish
William L. Trotter Passes at Sheguiandah
William Lockburn Trotter, business man and proprietor of the Mansion House, Little Current, died on Thursday, July 23rd, at his home in Sheguiandah, after a short illness. Mr. Trotter was a life-long resident of Manitoulin Island and was formerly owner of a general store at Sheguiandah. He had retired from active business several years ago.
Surviving are his widow, Martha Brocklebank Trotter, a son, Leland Trotter and a daughter, Mrs. A.E. Rolston, of Little Current. The funeral was held from his late residence on Saturday, July 25th, to Sheguiandah cemetery for interment.
Uncited Obituary - Source: Dorothy Hopkins Addison
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish
"AABZIIKANG" AMBROSE TRUDEAU
September 30, 1924 - February 15, 2010
In loving memory of Ambrose Trudeau, a resident of the Wikwemikong Nursing Home, who passed away at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current on Monday, February 15, 2010 at the age of 85 years. Ambrose worked many years with the lumber camps, Wikwemikong Housing and worked at the Pontiac School for 25 years as a custodian until his retirement. He loved hockey, horses, horse racing, hunting as well as bingo. Ambrose is predeceased by his parents Josephine Trudeau (nee Recollet) and Dominic "Biisinai" Trudeau, his wife Edna Julia Trudeau (nee Mejaki), brothers Henry, Ralph and Isaac Trudeau. He is survived by his brother Herman (Alex) Trudeau, sisters Jane Pangowish and Susan Trudeau. Loving father of Theodore and Neil (predeceased) survived by Boniface (Raymond), Wilfred (wife Marie), Ambrose (Bruce), Jr., George (Jaach), friend Carrie Leaureaux of Michigan and youngest son Craig, friend Amy Lou Dokum. Also survived by step-daughter Brenda Mejaki-Wabie, and step-son Urban Mejaki (wife Marina) all from Wikwemikong. He is survived by numerous nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and godchildren. Friends called at St. Anthony Daniel Church, Kaboni after 4 pm on Wednesday, February 17, 2010. The funeral mass was celebrated at Holy Cross Mission on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 11 am with Fr. Doug McCarthy as celebrant. Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay, 282-2270.
Manitoulin Expositor, February 24, 2010
ARCHIE VINCENT TRUDEAU
In Loving Memory of Archie Vincent Trudeau who died peacefully after a brief battle with cancer, surrounded by family and friends at the Manitoulin Health Centre at the age of 83. Son of the late Christopher & Margaret Trudeau. Beloved husband of the late Angeline (nee Osawaminiki). Loving father to Margaret Ann (husband Jeff Stone), Clayton, Roger (Linda Dokum), Bert (friend Vicki), all from Wikwemikong; Henry (wife Som-porn) of Toronto. Loving brother to Christine, Josephine and Ida. Predeceased by Grace, Annie, Ralph, and Eugene. Special grandfather of 24 grandchildren (three predeceased) and 24 great grandchildren (two predeceased). Will be sadly missed by god children Yolanda Kozeyah and Shirley Davey. Forever remembered by many other relatives and friends. Archie was a very hard working man who loved his family and friends dearly. He loved spending time with his great grandchildren Steven and Raymond. He loved the outdoors including camping and fishing. He served in the US Merchant Marines. Rested at the St. Ignatius Church Monday & Tuesday. Funeral Mass 11:00 am on Wednesday November 14, 2007 at Holy Cross Mission, Wikwemikong, ON. Father Doug McCarthy officiating. Interment at Wikwemikong Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, November 14, 2007
TRUDEAU, Augustine Gus In loving memory of Augustine Gus Trudeau, 94 years, Tuesday morning, October 1st, 2002 at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current. He was born and raised in Wikwemikong. He had worked as a sailor on the Great Lakes Ships, also at General Steel Wares Factory in Toronto and Frigidaire in Toronto. He was a faithful Catholic having helped to build St. Ignatius Church in Buzwah and for many years was caretaker at that Church. He also worked as a receiver for Mastins Store in Manitowaning. He was a good friend to many and enjoyed going to Pow Wows and enjoyed eating pie, especially raisin pie. Beloved husband of the late Mary Jane Enosse Trudeau predeceased 1984. Loving father of Viola Trudeau of Etobicoke, Robert Trudeau of Toronto, late Dorothy Trudeau, Austin Trudeau and Patricia Haller all predeceased. Dear grandfather of Theresa Johnson, Heidi Haller, Walter Haller, Werner Haller and great grandchildren Christopher and Kyle Johnson. Dear son of the late Moses and Agnes Trudeau. Dear brother of the late Jane Maiangowi, Cecilia Peltier of Wikwemikong, late Julia Neshkiwe and late Angus Trudeau. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Resting at St. Ignatius Church, Buzwah after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass in Holy Cross Mission, Wikwemikong, Friday, October 4th, 2002 at 11 a.m. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium, Sudbury. Arrangements entrusted to the LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME
Sudbury Star - Wednesday, October 2, 2002
BERTRAM R.R. TRUDEAU
At Sudbury General Hospital on Saturday, July 21, 1979. Bertram R.R. Trudeau of Little Current in his 58th yr.
Beloved husband of Sarah Paiabwash. Dear father of Denise (Mrs. William Ellison) of Echo Bay, Betty Jane (Mrs. Gary Soulier) of Levack, Brenda (Mrs. Wayne White) of Belleville, Tim of Whitefish Falls, Lydia (Mrs. Ron McGregor) of Birch Island, Saralyn (Mrs. Paul Jones) & Christopher both of St. Thomas, Leirma at home, Mrs. Rosalind McGregor of Toronto & John Simonen of B.C. Brother of Lillian (Mrs. Mike Waslyk) of Toronto and Mike of Whitefish Falls.
Rested at Eagleson Funeral Home. Funeral Service at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Tuesday July 24th at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. F.A. Peake & Rev. Canon D.H. Dixon officiating. Cremation at Park Lawn Crematorium, Sudbury.
Manitoulin Expositor, July 25, 1979
Trudeau - At Manitoulin Health Centre on Monday, February 25, 1980 Catherine Trudeau of Wikwemikong in her 60th year.
Dear mother of Shirley (Mrs. James Peltier) & Patrick Bondy, both of Wikwemikong, William Bondy & Leonard Bondy, both of Toronto. Sister of George Beaudry of Wikwemikong. Predeceased by two brothers Patrick and Francis.
Rested at Wikwemikong community hall. Funeral mass at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Thursday, February 28 at 10:00 a.m.
Manitoulin Expositor, March 5, 1980
DEACON DAVID ROLAND COLEMAN TRUDEAU
In loving memory of Deacon David Roland Coleman Trudeau at the age of 78 years.
Thirty years of sobriety. Died peacefully surrounded by his wife and family at the Manitoulin Health Centre on Wednesday evening December 10, 2003. Beloved husband of Clara (Fox) Trudeau of Wikwemikong and first wife the late Tillie Kubunt of Newberry, Michigan. Dear son of the late Dominic and Angeline (Wassegijig) Trudeau of Wikwemikong. Dear step-father to Bill Tucker, Sharon (husband Ray) Wynn and Bob Tucker of Newberry, Michigan, Lindell Mathews of Wikwemikong, Annie Kay (friend Eric Eadie), Mathew and Linda Mathews (predeceased). Loving grandfather to Billy, Karen, Jimmy, Linda (friend Wayne), Ronald (friend Tracy), Maxwell, Lindsay, Michael, Darla and a few more from Newberry, Michigan (names unknown at time of printing). Predeceased by two grandchildren Linda Marie and Lucy Marie. One great granddaughter Deanna Mathews. Loving brother of Stella (Jim predeceased) Pavlot of Sault, Michigan, Ursula (Bob) Schupp of Meza, Arizona, Elsie (John predeceased) Bowes of Shorter, Alabama. Predeceased by brothers and sisters and in-laws Tony (Margaret) Trudeau, Isadore (Marge) Wemigwans, Lena (Bova) Grenier, and Francis (Nestor) Karminski. Will be sadly missed by Godchildren Jonathon Debassige, Alison Recollet, Darcy Spanish, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Rested at St. Ignatius Church, Buzwah. Funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Mission, Wikwemikong on Monday, December 15, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Doug McCarthy s.j. officiating. Cremation at the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nations Crematorium. Lougheed Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor December 17, 2003
TRUDEAU, Eli “Kyle“ Nathan - In loving memory of Eli “Kyle“ Nathan Trudeau “Waa- Wo-ne'h mahiingan“, 22 years, who passed away in Wikwemikong on Wednesday, January 21st, 2009. Beloved son of Justin and Darlene Wemigwans. Also survived by his birth father Moses Migwans. Loving brother of David (Amanda), Joshua, Jonathon, Mary Ann and Angel. Cherished grandson of France and Isreal Migwans (both predeceased), Melvina and Gilbert Flamand and Agatha (predeceased) and Lawrence Wemigwans. Dear nephew of Rose (Armando), Dolly (Wayne), Jeanette (Dave), Julia (Gordon), Duffy (Judy), Julian, Wes (Carol), Hank (Adrienne), Brian, Merence (predeceased) and Ray (predeceased). Also survived by many more aunties and uncles from M'Chigeeng. Special godson Raiden Peltier. He also leaves behind his special friends, Tab, Stacey, Abby and Dewey. Will also be missed by his dog “Bear“ and his “Kitty“. Resting at St. Ignatius Church in Buzwah (Manitoulin Island). Funeral Mass at Holy Cross Mission in Wikwemikong on Monday, January 26th, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at the Wikwemikong Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury. Flowers, donations or messages of condolence available online at www.lougheed.org
Sudbury Star, January 24, 2009
FRANCIS NOLAN TRUDEAU
Francis Nolan Trudeau, age 93, of Cherokee Village, Arkansas and Wikwemikong First Nation reserve, died Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Fulton County Hospital. He was born January 13, 1919 in Wikwemikong Reserve, Canada to Michael and Mary Jane “Pangowish” Trudeau. He was a pilot for U.S. Steel. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Trevor Earl Trudeau, one daughter Shirley Ann VanHorn, three brothers, and four sisters. Survivors include his wife Marie Ernestine Trudeau of Cherokee Village, Arkansas; two sons Gerry Trudeau and wife Janice of Ontario, Canada and Frank Trudeau of Cherokee Village, Arkansas; four daughters Diane Trudeau of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, Beverly Durdan and husband John of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Karen Trudeau of Cherokee Village, Arkansas; and Andrea Eltouse and husband Joe of Windsor, Ontario; one sister Helena Trudeau of Wikwemikong, Canada; eight grandchildren Nikki, Nina, Victoria, Laura, Pamela Sue, Amy Lisa, Kelly, and Jordan; and four great-grandchildren. Services began Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 7 pm at the Tri-County Funeral Home Chapel located in Highland, Arkansas with Pastor Larry White officiating. A visitation was held Tuesday, January 24, 2012 from 4 pm until 7 pm at the Tri-County Funeral Home Chapel. All arrangements were by Tri-County Funeral Home Highland, Arkansas.
Manitoulin Expositor, February 1, 2012
GERTRUDE S.H. TRUDEAU
At Sudbury General Hospital on Friday, July 6, 1979. Gertrude S.H. Trudeau of Wikwemikong in her 51st year.
Beloved wife of Wilfred Trudeau. Dear mother of Allan, Raymond, Janice, Leah, Timmy, Stephanie, Lorne, Patrick, Alanna. Daughter of Phillip and Victoria Pitawanakwat of Wikwemikong. Sister of Juilian of North Carolina, Robert of Chicago, Vincent of Toronto, Billy of Wikwemikong, Sandara of Sudbury, Marie of Toronto and Margaret of Lansing.
She rested at Wasse-Abin Community Hall. Funeral mass was at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Monday, July 9 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Maurice officiating. Interment was in Holy Cross Churchyard.
Manitoulin Expositor, July 11, 1979
ISADORE IGNATIUS TRUDEAU
In loving memory of Isadore Ignatius Trudeau, January 15, 1932-January 24, 2002.
Isadore Trudeau, a resident of Wikwemikong passed away at Sudbury Regional Hospital, St. Joseph's Site Thursday afternoon January 24, 2002 at the age of 70 years. He was born in Wikwemikong, son of the late Ignatius and Olive (Kitchikeg) Trudeau. Isadore worked for the Public Works Department as an equipment operator for 30 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and ice fishing. He also enjoyed driving for other people.
Beloved husband of the late Josephine (Jacko) Trudeau. Dear and loving father of Linda (David), Jimmy (Edwina), Donna (Richie), Richard (Jenny), Monica, Isadore Jr., Arthur, Stuart, and Ramona. Dear grandfather of 33 grandchildren and predeceased by 2 grandchildren. Dear and loving brother of Alphonse, Victor (Dorothy), Rose (predeceased) husband Victor Toulouse, Stella (Smitty), Maxie (Loretta), Randy (Maureen) and Elizabeth (Lloyd). Brother-in-law of Frank (Lima) Jacko and Rennie Jocko. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral mass was held from Holy Cross Church on January 28, 2002 with Father Doug McCarthy as celebrant. Interment will follow in Wikwemikong Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Manitowaning Chapel Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, February 6, 2002
JARVIS GILBERT TRUDEAU
August 15, 1950 – February 14, 2013
In loving memory of Jarvis Gilbert Trudeau, a resident of Wikwemikong. Jarvis passed away at home surrounded by family and friends. Dear son of the late William and Helen (Anderson) Trudeau. Dear brother of Jerome, Howard, Alan (predeceased), Evelyn, Stella, Catherine, Doreen, Theresa, Marion, Bernice and Carol. Dear husband of Judy of Wikwemikong. Loving father of Mark Pitawanakwat (Stepson) Rodney, Alison (predeceased), Chelsea and Jules (predeceased). Dear Godfather to Pamela Pitawanakwat and Yvette Roy. Jarvis will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Jarvis enjoyed playing guitar and singing. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, the great outdoors and was a “Jack of All Trades”. Family and friends called at 493 Lakeshore Road on Saturday, February 16, 2013 and at Buzwah Church on Sunday February 17, 2013. Funeral Mass was at St. Ignatius Church, Wikwemikong on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 11 am. Cremation to follow. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Island Funeral Home, Little Current.
Manitoulin Expositor, February 27, 2013
JULES VINCENT TRUDEAU
In loving memory of Jules Vincent Trudeau, June 6, 1985-May 18, 2002.
Jules Vincent Trudeau, went peacefully in the arms of Jesus at his residence in Wikwemikong on Saturday May 18, 2002 at the age of 16 years. Jules was born in Sudbury, son of Jarvis and Judy (Pitawanakwat) Trudeau of Buzwah. Jules enjoyed his computer, his many computer games and reading books.
Beloved son of Jarvis and Judy (Pitawanakwat) Trudeau. Loving brother of Mark, Rodney, Alison (predeceased) and Chelsea all of Wikwemikong. Loving grandson of William and Helen Trudeau both predeceased and Moses and Leona Pitawanakwat both predeceased. Sadly missed by nephews Kyle, Jordan, Darien, Garret and niece Sierra and special cousins Bradley and Bryanna. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends and relatives called at Jules' home, on Sunday May 19, 2002. Funeral Mass will be held from Holy Cross Mission, Wikwemikong on Wednesday May 22, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. Father Douglas McCarthy will be celebrant. Interment will follow in Wikwemikong Cemetery, Wikwemikong.
Manitoulin Expositor, May 22, 2002
LESLIE ROSE TRUDEAU
In loving memory of Leslie Rose Trudeau, 29 years, January 29, 1981 - August 8, 2010. Loving mother of Serena Winter Sky. Beloved daughter of Victoria Trudeau and Vince Harper (Wanda) and special step-daughter to Bert Trudeau. Special friend to Sky Wemigwans. Dear sister of Leonard (Amzay), Robin, Angelina (Scott), and Clinton. Special sister to Frankie, Lorelei, Deanna, Tiffany, Lindsay (predeceased). Cherished granddaughter of Alphonse Trudeau and Stella Cooper (predeceased) and Vern Harper and Pauline Shirt. Loved aunt of Ava and Leeda. Godchild of Lucyann Trudeau and Pius Murray. Will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. Leslie loved spending time with her daughter, Serena, and spending time with her family. She enjoyed being with nature and loved all animals. Her interest was psychic phenomena and astrology. Leslie loved laughter and was known to be a prankster at times. Swimming was also one of her favourite pastimes. Rested at the St. Ignatius Church, Buzwah. Funeral Mass was in Holy Cross Mission, Wikwemikong, Friday, August 13, 2010 at 11 am. Interment in the Buzwah Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, August 18, 2010
MARLENA LINDSAY TRUDEAU
TRUDEAU, Marlena Lindsay, 16 years, died Saturday morning September 11, 1999.
Loving daughter of Linda (Jackson) Eshkawkogan, husband Lorne; and Melvin (Bert) Trudeau, special friend Vicky. Dear friend of Dwayne Assinewai. Loving sister of Frank (Celesta), Lorelei (Dan), DeAnna, Tiffany, Leroy, Gertrude, Alanna, Lorne Jr., Angel, Leonard, Leslie, Robin, Angelina, and Lance; and loving auntie of Brandon and Riley. Dear granddaughter of Elie and Elizabeth Jackson (predeceased); Archie and Angeline Trudeau and Ivan and Jeanette Eshkawkogan; Alphonse Trudeau. Godparents Roger Trudeau and Julie Plume. Lindsay will be fondly remembered by her aunts and uncles Raymond and Yvonne, Johnny and Gladys, Laura, Olive and Terry, Eva Roberta and Lloyd; Monica, Violet and Ronnie, Tommy, Ronnie and Marlene; Roger, Clayton, Margaret-Ann, Shirley and her many relatives and friends.
Funeral mass was held at Holy Cross Mission on Friday, September 17, 1999. Interment at South Bay Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Manitowaning Chapel.
Manitoulin Expositor, September 22, 1999
MARY PARMENTA BEAUDRY TRUDEAU
In loving memory of Mary Parmenta Beaudry Trudeau, January 1, 1945 - April 4, 2010. Parmenta, of Wikwemikong, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at the Wikwemikong Nursing Home. Beloved wife of Vincent Trudeau predeceased. Loving mother of Dominic Beaudry (wife Brenda), Lorraine Baker (husband Rick), Caroline Wemigwans (husband Nixson), Marilyn Trudeau, Bonita Trudeau, and Terrence Trudeau (friend Abby). Cherished grandmother of Melissa, Pamela, Sean (predeceased), Amanda, Susan, Cherie, Lazarus, Ryan, Alexander, Cameryn, Stephanie, Cheyenne, Jocelyne, Miigisini, Nathan, Keisai, Kazmair, Rayden, Shaleyah and great-grandchildren Kylie, Eaden, Mackenzie, Reese, Randy, Sean Jr., Genevieve, Dylan, Drake, Avery, Daemien and Rayden. Dear daughter of Patrick and Mary Beaudry both predeceased. Dear sister of Atwen Beaudry, Annie Shawana (husband Robert) and Rev. Sister Terry Beaudry, predeceased by Agatha (husband Lawrence Wemigwans of Wikwemikong), Stanley, Georgina, Mary, Violet, Dominic and Joseph. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and the nursing home staff. Parmenta worked in the nursing field at the Wikwemikong Nursing Home, where she maintained a caring and compassionate attitude, always ready to help others. Pam's favourite passion was to go patrolling with her husband Vincent. They would just hop into their van and say, "umbeh patrol wih da." She was a skilled artist with birch bark and quill work. Pam loved camping and spending time with her family. Rested at the St. Ignatius Church, Buzwah. Friends called after 2 pm on Tuesday, April 6, 2010. Funeral Mass was in Holy Cross Mission, Wikwemikong on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 11 am. Interment in Wikwemikong. Donations to the Parkinsons Society would be appreciated.
Manitoulin Expositor, April 14, 2010
MAXIMILLIAN "MAXIE" LEO TRUDEAU
In loving memory of Maximillian "Maxie" Leo Trudeau. January 27, 1950 - June 21, 2008. 58 years 5 months 25 days. Beloved son of John Trudeau and Susan (nee Recollet) (both predeceased). Beloved partner of the late Virginia "Quay" Peltier. Beloved brother of James, Annie (Bert), Joseph, Mina and Wilfred (all predeceased). Will be sadly and lovingly missed by brothers Donald and Glen, sister-in-law Marjorie King, fishing and hunting partner and cousin Howard (Small Boy) Trudeau. Loving father of Connie, Robin, Marvin and step-father to Myles Jr. and Robin "Pitchees". Cherished grandfather of Joshua, Yasmine and Eve. Loving Godfather and Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Maxie leaves behind many relatives and friends. He was a kind and compassionate man who was always patient and generous of his time to help others. His sense of humour enlightened and touched so many people. He loved to fish and hunt, and enjoyed making birch bark crafts and beautiful quill boxes. Visitation was held at Buzwah Church on Monday, June 23rd, 2008. Funeral Mass Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 11:00 am at Holy Cross Mission Church, Wikwemikong, Ontario. Father Doug McCarthy officiating. Burial at Wikwemikong Cemetery. Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, June 25, 2008
NELLIE BERTHA TRUDEAU "ZIIBIIKWE"
In memory of Nellie Bertha Trudeau "ZiiBiikwe", who passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on Friday, January 27, 2006 at 6 am.
Daughter of Louis and Mary Trudeau (both predeceased). Loving sister to Ann McEwen and Ernie, Jeff Trudeau (predeceased) and Rosemarie, Clement Trudeau and Doris, Julie Ominika and Agillius (both predeceased), Agnes Trudeau (predeceased), Frank Trudeau (predeceased) and Mary Agnes, Elsie Jamieson, Phillip Trudeau (predeceased), Marjorie Trudeau. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews, god children and relatives. Fondly remembered by her Rain Dance Lodge family and community.
Rested at Wasse Abin High School, Wikwemikong, Ontario from 4:30 pm Friday January 27, 2006 until Funeral Mass 11:00 am Monday January 30, 2006 at Holy Cross Mission Church, Wikwemikong, Ontario. Interment in Wikwemikong Cemetery. Donations to Bertha's memory would be appreciated to Daffodil Terrace. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, February 1, 2006
ROGER RONNIE TRUDEAU
In memory of Roger Ronnie Trudeau, December 26, 1953 - November 16, 2007 who died at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on Friday morning at the age of 53. Predeceased by parents Angeline (nee Osawamininiki) and Archie Trudeau. Dear friend of Linda Dokum. Loved father of Brian, Misty, Conrad (friend Becky) and Kyle. Cherished papa of Austin, Stevie, Alyssa, Nathan, Laurin and Jade. Will be missed by brothers and sisters Shirley Peters of BC, Clayton, Bert (friend Vicki), Margaret Ann (husband Jeff Stone). Remembered by special niece Sheila Fox & husband Ivan. Uncle, great uncle and god father to many. Friends gathered on Sunday & Monday at Roger & Linda's home. Funeral Mass was at 11 am Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at Holy Cross Mission with the feast following at the arena. Cremation. Arrangements in care of Island Funeral Home.
Manitoulin Expositor, November 21, 2007
SUSAN (SUZANNE) TRUDEAU
In loving memory of Susan (Suzanne) Trudeau (nee Recollet), August 20, 1920 - October 18, 2006, 86 years. Susan loved to cook outdoors, was a commercial fisher woman, she loved to make birchbark crafts and always cooked for everyone who visited. Her generosity was endless. Daughter of Michel and Philomene Debassige. Beloved wife of the late John Trudeau. Sister of George, Raphael, Augustin, Dominic, Elie Recollet (all predeceased). Loving mother of James, Mina, Joseph, Wilfred, Annie (Bert) (all predeceased). Will be sadly missed by her sons and daughter-in-law Donald, Glen, Maxie Trudeau and Marjorie King. Cherished grandmother of 24 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Aunt of many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Godmother to Grace Recollet, Stella Corbiere, Marcella Shawana, Ambrose Bebamikawe and Gail Shawana. Visitation was from 10 am on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at the Buzwah Church until Funeral Mass, 11 am, Monday, October 23, 2006 at Holy Cross, Wikwemikong, Ontario. Burial at Wikwemikong Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, October 25, 2006
WILFRED THEODORE TRUDEAU
MARCH 27, 1927 - JANUARY 2, 2009
In loving memory of Wilfred Theodore Trudeau, a resident of the Wikwemikong Nursing Home, died at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Little Current, on Friday January 2, 2009 at the age of 81 years. He was born in Wikwemikong, son of the late Michael Anthony and Maria Joanna (Pangowish) Trudeau. Wilfred was an important part of his community. He had worked as an Addiction Counsellor, a Helmsman on the Great Lakes, a commercial fisherman and was a jack of all trades. He was a veteran of WWII serving with the United States 101st Airborne. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and horse racing. Wilfred will be remembered for being quite a character, liking a good joke and kidding people. Wilfred was predeceased by his beloved wife Gertrude (Pitawanakwat) Trudeau. Loving and loved father of Allan of Toronto, Ray and Cynthia of Wikwemikong, Janice Trudeau of Ottawa, Leah and Fred Migwans of M'Chigeeng, Tim of Toronto, Stephanie of Winnipeg, Lorne and friend Lisa of Thunder Bay, Patrick of Sudbury and Alanna of Wikwemikong. Proud grandfather of 21 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Frank Trudeau and Helena Trudeau. Predeceased by Rita Corbiere, Catherine, Alice, Orville, Jack, Yvonne and Zoey. Friends called at St. Ignatius Church, Buzwah after 3 pm on Saturday. The funeral mass was celebrated at Holy Cross Mission, Wikwemikong on Monday, January 5, 2009 at 11 am with Fr. Doug McCarthy s.j. as celebrant. Interment in Wikwemikong Cemetery. Culgin Funeral Home 282-2270.
Manitoulin Expositor, January 7, 2009
TRUDEL, Hubert - Peacefully went to meet his Saviour on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at the age of 85. Hubert lived his life in service to the Lord and in devotion to his family. Beloved and caring husband of Myrtle for 53 years. Loving father of Linda Guenther (Michael) of Sault Ste. Marie. Cherished Grandpa of Darren Handley (Daina) of Lloydminster, Alberta, Joel Handley of Sault Ste. Marie and Saralyn Handley (fiancé John Wilkinson) of Manitoulin Island. Great grandfather of Dylan and Deidre-Lynn. Hubert had 13 brothers and sisters and is survived by Patrick Trudel (Rhona) of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Aurel Trudel (Rhea) and Annette Leduc (Marcel) both of North Bay, Ontario. Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Friday, February 16, 2007 from 11 am until time of service in the chapel at 1 pm. Rev. Jeff Roberts officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated by the family.
www.arthurfuneralhome.com “On earth, by faith Hubert loved his Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. Now, by sight face to face with His Saviour for all eternity
Sault Star, Thursday, February 15, 2007
DONNA IRENE TRUSZ
Donna died at the Manitoulin Centennial Manor on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at the age of 71. She is survived by husband Ed of Little Current. Loving mother of Ed Jr. and wife Dawn, Cherished grandmother of Samantha, Kristen, and Christopher. Dear sister of Lyman, Calvin, Lyla, Lillian P and Irene. Visitation was from 3-5 pm Tuesday. Funeral Service was at 7 pm on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at Island Funeral Home with Rev. Faye Stevens officiating. Cremation.
Manitoulin Expositor, March 11, 2009
By the death of Mr. William J. Tucker, which occurred at his residence in Manitowaning on Sunday morning Jun 9th, Manitoulin loses one of its most prominent and highly esteemed citizens.
His death was not unexpected and was the culmination of an illness of several years duration, entailing often physical disability and severe suffering, all of which were borne with the quiet patience and cheerfulness characteristic of this man. His principal malady was diabetes, and on Friday evening of last week he fell into diabetic coma from which he never roused passing away about 7 o’clock last Sunday morning surrounded by relations and friends. As soon as the fatal symptoms set in Dr. Middleboro of Owen Sound, was summoned by telegram and arrived early Sunday morning, but was too late to be of any assistance, if indeed any could have been rendered.
William John Tucker was born on 1st Jan 1860 at Owen Sound, where he received his early education, attending the Collegiate there and proceeding then to Toronto University and school of Pharmacy. He came to the Island about 35 years ago, taking from the first an active part and keen and intelligent interest in its affairs, municipal and otherwise, and soon established himself in the confidence and esteem of those with whom he came in contact. In 1881 he cemented his ties with the Island by marrying a Manitoulin lady, Miss Nellie Rutledge, who in time became the mother of the six children who now survive him. Some years after the death of this lady Mr. Tucker married the lady who now survives as his widow.
During most of his residence on Manitoulin Mr. Tucker has carried on the business of a druggist but his keen mental vigor found scope in many other activities. For many years and up to the time of his death he was treasurer of the Township of Assignack, and there are many on the Island who can testify to the splendid business ability. Coming as he did in the early days of settlement, there were many opportunities for his ready help and many occasions on which his fellow settlers profited by his wide knowledge and wise council.
With a kindly manner which was only a reflection of the kinder heart beneath, a courteous dignity which neither chilled nor awed, great personal magnetism, a clear and cultured mind with a true appreciation of humor. Mr. Tucker rarely failed to exert at once a charm over all who met him, which only became stronger when a closer acquaintance revealed his sterling qualities of heart and mind. He was ever read to assist by wise counsel and timely help those who came to him in real need or trouble and there are many by whom he will be long missed and tenderly remembered.
Mr. Tucker’s family continued to reside in Owen Sound, where his mother died about a year ago and where his father, now over 90 years of age still lives, as well as his brothers Edward, photographer, and Harry Tucker, barrister.
Of Mr. Tucker’s four daughters two are now married. The eldest is now Mrs. Annie M. Delatom, of Golden Springs, B.C. Her husband is said to be a nephew of Lady Aberdeen and is manager of the Aberdeen properties near Vernon, B.C. The youngest daughter, miss Florence G. Tucker, recently married Rev. Clarence Lamb, a Presbyterian minister, and now lives at Cottonwood, Minn. The others Miss Francis B. Tucker and Miss Grace Tucker still reside at their home in Manitowaning. The two sons Mr. E.R. and W.R. Tucker also live in Manitowaning.
The late Mr. Tucker had progressive ideas on many subjects and amongst others on the best and most sanitary method of disposing of the human body after death. This he held to be means of cremation, and in accordance with his explicit instructions both written and spoken. His remains will be taken to Montreal and there cremated, the ashes to be brought back and strewn on the spot of mother earth so dear to him in his lifetime.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, June 13, 1912
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish
CORD DEKKER TURNBULL
Brett, Bradley, Tate and Seth are excited to announce the arrival of their baby brother Cord Dekker Turnbull. He made his quick entrance into this world at home with the help of his Daddy Dan and his Mommy Tanya on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 5 am. He weighed in at 8 lbs 4 oz and measured 19 1/2 inches. Special thanks goes out to paramedics Luc, Abby, and Jason for their assistance. Thank you to our wonderful midwives Debbie and Meghann for their supportive aftercare. Proud grandparents are Diana and Albert Lariviere of AOK and Pamela and David Turnbull of Kagawong.
Manitoulin Expositor, February 9, 2011
Archibald Turner Died Yesterday
Another old pioneer passed away at 5 a.m. yesterday in the person of Mr. Archibald Turner of Allan Township where he had lived for thirty years.
The deceased was born at Stayner, Ont. where he lived till he came to the Manitoulin in 1882. His wife predeceased him about eighteen years ago.
He leaves three sons; John A., Malcolm, and Neil, and seven daughters Flora, Mrs. J.W. Pittman of Soo, Mich., Mrs. Fred William Cobalt, Ont., Mrs. Thos. Wickham, Soo, Ont, Mrs. Geo. Bowser, Gore Bay, Mrs. Robt. Campbell, Mrs. Wm. Wilkinson.
The funeral takes place today at 2 p.m. from the residence of his daughter Mrs. Geo. Bowser to Gordon cemetery.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 24, 1912
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish
BYRON "BARNEY" GRENSIDE TURNER
In loving memory of Byron "Barney" Grenside Turner, in his 80th year, passed away peacefully January 31, 2006 at home surrounded by his family after a lengthy struggle with Acute Myloid Leukemia.
Beloved husband of 51 years of Phyllis Anne (nee Uffelman) of Little Current. Loved father of Anne, husband Bryn Casson of Little Current, Grant, wife Betsy Turner of Manchester Center, Vermont, Byron (Jib, wife Debby) of Little Current. Loving "Papa" of five granddaughters, Kinga and Julianna Casson, Ellie and Martha Turner and Bettina Turner and step-grandfather to Natasha, husband Jason Abotossaway and Hunter and Carter. Predeceased by parents Grant and Freda Turner.
Barney was born on October 16, 1926 in Little Current. He attended Little Current Public School and Upper Canada College. He graduated from Trinity College at University of Toronto with a BA in English Literature. Then he joined the Royal Canadian Navy serving in Toronto just as WWII ended. Following the war, Barney spent two summers as an officer on scientific expeditions sailing to the Arctic with Admiral MacMillan on the schooner Bowdoin. He returned to settle on his beloved Manitoulin Island and join the family business, Turners' of Little Current Ltd., where he worked until weeks before his death. He served his community in many ways over the years, forming the Manitoulin Municipal Association, serving on the boards of many organizations including the Manitoulin Tourist Association, as chairman of the Board of The Manitoulin Health Centre leading the construction of the new hospital in Little Current, the Manitoulin Centennial Manor during its construction, bringing Premier Robarts to the area to demonstrate a new highway to replace the old road from Espanola to Manitoulin, was the first Canadian Commodore of the Great Lakes Cruising Club, was instrumental in saving the beautiful Benjamin Islands in the North Channel from destruction on two occasions, as a founding Governor and President of the McGregor Bay Association, he served on Little Current Council, as a member of the Lions Club, the Legion, on the board of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, was a member of Doric Lodge, receiving his 50 year Past Master's pin last autumn. Barney was a humanitarian and kind, gentle man. Special thanks to Dr. Poenn and the medical, laboratory, the Nursing Staff and Steve Bloin at Manitoulin Health Centre, to Dr. Gill and Debbie LeBlanc at Northeastern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre and Bayshore Nursing Service for their guidance and support in the last few years.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Manitoulin Health Centre Auxiliary or Holy Trinity Anglican Church would be appreciated.
Rested at Island Funeral Home with visitation Thursday, February 2, 2 - 4 pm and 7 - 9 pm. Funeral was Friday, February 3 at 2:00 pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Little Current with interment at Holy Trinity Anglican Church Cemetery.
Manitoulin Expositor, February 8, 2006
Byron ‘Barney’ Turner was a champion of the North Channel
by Michael Erskine
(Caption under photo
Barney aboard the Bowdoin: In the late 1940s, a young Byron Turner shipped out on a scientific exploration schooner skippered by Admiral Donald M. MacMillan, for two separate Arctic voyages.)
LITTLE CURRENT--The rugged beauty of Northern Georgian Bay will stand throughout time as a monument to a remarkable, yet unassuming man for whom the defence of its pristine waters, soaring pines and rocky shores was a lifelong passion.
Byron ‘Barney’ Grenside Turner, arctic explorer, avid boater and skier, and the fourth generation member of his family to stand behind the counter at Turner’s of Little Current, one of the community’s founding merchant houses, began his final voyage on Tuesday, January 31 after a long and courageous battle with leukemia.
Through a lifelong and dogged defense of his beloved Benjamin Islands and the countless anchorages of the North Channel, Mr. Turner has left behind a natural legacy that will stand for the next seven generations and beyond for all to enjoy. Of all of his many accomplishments through the latter half of the twentieth century, that legacy remained his proudest public achievement.
To many, Mr. Turner was the dignified patrician figure who, despite his advancing years, made his way to work each day at the store on Little Current’s main street--a store first established by his great-grandfather in 1879. But he was a man who embodied everything that is good about bearing the title of ‘patrician.’
Although born into a well-connected family, Mr. Turner spent most of his life serving others--both as a merchant who believed in providing unstinting service to each and every customer who walked into his store, and as a community leader who worked tirelessly to better his community, all without seeking glory for his actions.
“He may have dined with kings but he always had time for people,” said his youngest son Jib Turner. “If he found you interesting, he would always make time to talk to you.”
The Turner siblings recalled their father’s fascination with interesting people. “He would bring home bankers and hitchhikers,” laughed Jib Turner. “It didn’t matter what or who they were--only that they were in themselves interesting people.”
It isn’t that Mr. Turner eschewed glory for humility’s sake, noted his second child, Grant Turner of Vermont. “I am sure my father would have accepted the glory if it would have helped to get the job done,” he noted. “Glory just didn’t motivate him.”
“He had a strong confidence in his own values,” agreed Jib Turner. “He didn’t need the attention or approval of others.”
Dr. Jack Bailey, a friend of Barney Turner’s and someone who worked on numerous community projects with him after they first met when Dr. Bailey arrived in Little Current in 1948, agreed with the Turner children’s assessment of their father’s public persona.
“He was not necessarily the ‘leader’ in every project,” said Dr. Bailey. “But he was always there in the background making it all happen.”
Dr. Bailey recalled his friend as someone who “knew quite a lot about government,” and who seemed to always know who to contact in order to “get things done.”
“He was quite involved with the Conservative party (Mr. Turner once ran for the federal seat on the Tory ticket) but he also seemed to know and get along with people in the Liberal government as well,” noted Dr. Bailey.
Although Mr. Turner served on the Little Current town council and once ran for mayor, most of his community service work took place quietly and behind the scenes.
“When I was chairman of the board of management at the (Manitoulin Centennial) Manor, he was chairman of the board at the hospital,” he recalled. “Both were undergoing quit a bit of work at the time. We were just building the Manor and the hospital was getting a new wing, the more modern part that is there today. We had a bet, as I recall, on whose project would get finished first. I don’t remember who it was that won or what we had bet,” added Dr. Bailey.
Long-time hospital board member and Island realtor Jim Bousquet recalled Mr. Turner as an excellent chair who ran superb meetings. “There was no nonsense or horsing around with Barney in the chair,” he said. “The meetings were always done by 9 pm.”
Cam Spec of Little Current served with Mr. Turner on a number of projects as well and he too was always impressed by his associate’s grasp of the rules of order. “He was a great man, and a great Manitouliner.” said Mr. Spec. “He was a great help on the (Holy Trinity Anglican) church executive as well, especially when we had to interview for a new minister.”
Mr. Spec also recalled that when it came time to get things done, Barney Turner knew which numbers to dial, and when he called, the phone was always picked up.
Dr. Bailey recalled Mr. Turner as more than an avid environmentalist, a conscientious merchant, and a dedicated public servant--there was also a lighter and adventurous side to his friend and sporting companion.
“We had a little ritual for the end of the skiing season on the hill we had built on the side of Columbus Mountain,” said Dr. Bailey. “Barney would spend the final day of skiing in his famous Bermuda shorts--we would quit at noon, after which we would retire to the channel at Little Current, with the ice pack still blocking both ends, for the first boat race of the season.”
Dr. Bailey and Mr. Turner each had identical sailboats in those days--two of only a handful of such vessels then in the area--so they were well-matched.
George Squires, the long-suffering dock master of a small marina on the Little Current waterfront at the time, would begrudgingly drag his own boat out, load it with gas and launch it, just in case such nonsense ended in tragedy, recalled Dr. Bailey.
“Which, of course, it never did,” he laughed. “Barney was too good a sailor and I was just plain lucky.”
Anne McGregor, a long-time resident and friend of Mr. Turner’s, recalled those Bermuda shorts. “It seemed like he was the earliest to don them and the last to take them off.”
Truth be told, however, Mr. Turner himself became somewhat superstitious about that particular piece of apparel.
“Barney once told me that he never put them on before the first of July, so as not to jinx the summer weather,” said fellow Little Current businessman Rick McCutcheon.
Grant Turner confirmed that curious affectation of a man who was meticulously practical in nearly every facet of his life. He related a conversation on the subject during his eulogy.
“My friend Don and I started wearing Bermuda shorts in the ‘50s,” Grant recalls his father telling him. “And one time I quit. It was the worst summer we ever had, so I have always worn them from the first of July to the end of August--warm or cold, good day or bad, ever since,’ My father wore his uniform to bring good luck to his town, this town, this place,” Grant said in his eulogy.
Mr. Turner’s love affair with boating began even before he left his beloved Manitoulin to first attend Upper Canada College and then complete his studies at the University of Toronto’s Trinity College--but it was well and thoroughly in place when he joined the Royal Canadian Navy in the waning days of the Second World War. The war ended before Mr. Turner could sail into combat. As his son Grant noted in his father’s eulogy, Mr. Turner would sometimes joke that: “Hitler quit when he heard Barney Turner had joined up!” Although his wartime service technically qualified him for the title of veteran, Mr. Turner always eschewed that honorific, insisting that it most properly belonged to those who entered the fray early enough to have risked action.
It may have been the memories of the excitement of two Arctic voyages in which he served--first as second mate in 1947, and then again as first mate in 1948--aboard Admiral Donald D. MacMillan’s famous scientific exploration schooner, the Bowdoin, that induced Mr. Turner to take on Dr. Bailey’s early spring racing challenge.
Certainly Admiral MacMillan’s quiet and resolute manner rubbed off on the young Mr. Turner, especially the matter of instilling the practical, matter-of-fact kind of courage that prepares a young person for life’s many challenges. These were lessons Mr. Turner brought home to his own children, both sons and daughter Annie, in much the same way he had learned those lessons himself as a young seaman aboard the Bowdoin.
“When I was about 10-or-12 years old, way too young for it to be ‘appropriate’, my father sent me to get the tanks on our twin engine 30-foot boat filled,” recalled Grant Turner. “The boat was in a slip we owned down by Boyle’s Marina, and the current there was fast and tricky even for adults to maneuver.” It would have been a difficult task for someone twice his age even though the twin engines of the vessel allowed it to “turn on a dime.”
It took young Turner several attempts to bring the vessel into dock that day, backing off each time until he was satisfied of his approach, while numerous adults on shore watched anxiously. When the powerful vessel finally slipped alongside the dock, a dozen hands rushed to help tie up the lines.
“I didn’t really need their help by that point,” laughed Grant Turner, “but I was grateful for it nonetheless.”
Later he learned from one of those men that his father had watched the entire proceedings, strategically hidden behind the edge of a building and an adjacent telephone pole.
“Another parent might have run out to take charge at any one of my attempts,” said Grant. “My dad figured the hull was made of steel, and the dock was made of wood and I wasn’t going fast enough to likely do either them or myself any harm.”
Grant Turner, and his siblings each in their turn, learned confidence in themselves and their own abilities through this nautical rite of passage.
“That is the thing my father believed about operating a boat,” said Grant Turner. “When it is your hand on the helm, sooner or later, you are the one who has to make the decision of which way to turn--and then, for better or worse, you have to live with that decision. We all learned to live with our decisions.”
When Grant and Jib Turner stumbled upon a picture of their father shimmying across the very top stays of the masts of the Bowdoin, as high above the decks of the ship as it was possible to be while the remote snowcapped coast of Labrador drifted in the background, they asked their father why he took on the death-defying feat.
“All he said was, ‘Apparently at one time in my life I thought I was a monkey,’” recalled Grant Turner. “If it had been me in that picture, I would have trumpeted it to the world.” Mr. Turner simply returned to concentrating on the job he currently had at hand, with no further comment.
Mr. Turner paid little distinction between the genders of his children when it came to learning the life skills of the North or of business.
“He taught me how to steer a boat, how to shoot ag un, how to hunt, took me on buying trips for the store,” recalled his daughter Anne Casson, of Little Current. “He was always a patient teacher; he had a lot of clarity.”
The Turner children learned “every nook and cranny” of the waters of the North Channel under the ministrations of their father--for one of the many subtle ways in which the stoic Scottish merchant expressed his love for his progeny was to share his passion for the region.
Mr. Turner was the first Canadian commodore of the Great Lakes Cruising Club, the 3,000-member Chicago-based organization which remains one of the most prestigious sailing organizations in the world, and as his son Grant and many others have pointed out, it is thanks to Mr. Turner’s efforts in combining the promotion of tourism in the North Channel with a fight to preserve its pristine environment, that we can all enjoy the fruits of those efforts today.
“The untouched Benjamin Islands or the pool in Baie Fine: go there and you will understand my dad,” he said. “My father was from a place, this place, his place. It is the water of the North Channel that flowed through my father: the water of the Wabuno, of Little Current Harbour, the water of McGregor Bay and of the Pool in Baie Fine, of Heywood Island and the Lansdowne Channel. That water was what kept his focus for a whole lifetime.”
There were four major battles to preserve the pristine nature of the Northern Georgian Bay region, and Mr. Turner’s efforts figured strategically in each of them, as well as a host of other smaller engagements.
The first, explained Phylis Turner, Mr. Turner’s wife and companion of over half-a-century, began when she asked her husband one day about the odd, deep round holes that she had found cut deep into the rock on the shores of one of their favourite anchorages. She recalled how his face had turned pale when he went to investigate her find, and their swift return home to Little Current, where Mr. Turner promptly began dialing southern politicians.
The pine-covered red granite rocks of the North and South Benjamin Islands are so beautiful that they are affectionately bear the title of ‘the jewels of the North Channel,’ explained Dr. Bailey.
The Benjamins lie directly north of Clapperton Island, and except for a tiny lot which has been privately-owned since the 1890s, consist of Crown land. In 1970 and again in 1973 to 1974, there were plans to quarry the beautiful red granite rock. In 1970, the process had actually begun. Those holes that had precipitated the Turner return home that late spring day had been drilled as the start of such a quarry.
A company from South Bend, Indiana, had arrived with a barge and heavy equipment to blast and haul the rock home with them to build a breakwater for a community just north of Chicago.
The alarm was raised by many, including Dr. Bailey and two members of the Great Lakes Cruising Club, up from North Carolina, who reported seeing a large, yellow machine on the shore of South Benjamin Island.
“Evidence of this surprising activity was reported to Barney Turner, because we thought he would know what to do about it and who in the government to contact,” said Dr. Bailey.
“As a result of some phone calls Barney made to a friend of his down south, the Honourable Allen Lawrence, Ontario Minister of Mines at the time, Mr. Lawrence arrived in Little Current aboard a float plane, and Barney took him off to demonstrate the problem,” said Dr. Bailey.
During the minister’s subsequent investigation it was discovered that the permit for the quarrying project had not yet been finalized; the Americans had jumped the gun on their project and proceeded without proper authorization, and as a result the project was stopped and permanently cancelled. The fight was not an easy one, however. “I do recall the barge and its equipment remained in the harbour for two or three weeks while the legal proceedings dragged out,” said Dr. Bailey. “I think the matter might have been a delicate one because the Americans were involved.”
The giants of American industry had lost this round to the determined Haweater, but threats to the Islands were not yet completely sunk.
“A couple of years later, a tombstone company or some such business from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and some persons involved with this project had plans for acquiring large quantities of the special Benjamin rock--for the creation of tombstones,” recalled Dr. Bailey. This would have been the death knell for the islands, but this company as well had yet to acquire the necessary permits when Mr. Turner learned of their plot.
This time the threat had strong political connections. “According to Barney, a Sault Ste. Marie TV newscaster and Conservative MPP named John Rhodes was involved with the project somehow, maybe just using his political influence to assist in acquiring the necessary government approvals,” said Dr. Bailey.
Mr. Turner began calling boating organizations such as the Sudbury Power Squadron and the Great Lakes Cruising Club, enlisting their aid in the coming battle to preserve the beauty of the Benjamins. One of those people he contacted was Ray Keelan of Sarnia, an avid and experienced boater who frequented the North Channel, who also happened to be a close friend of the recently retired Premier of Ontario, John Robarts.
Mr. Keelan had introduced the former premier, who had taken to boating on his retirement, to his first cruise of the North Channel a year earlier, impressing upon him the importance of preserving the unique beauty of the area.
“Mr. Robarts became very enthusiastic about the beauty of the area, and he made the following statement: ‘Eternal viligance is required to save this unique area,’” recalled Dr. Bailey.
The same day he was contacted by Mr. Keelan, Mr. Robarts drove to Toronto--phoning a few hours later to inform Mr. Turner that “the plan to remove Benjamin Island rock by the Sault Ste. Marie tombstone company is cancelled, permanently!”
“Barney was very much elated by the phone call he received from his friend Mr. Keelan later that evening,” said Dr. Bailey. “To date there have not been any further known plans to mine the Benjamins.”
The third great battle to preserve the area in which Mr. Turner played a key role was in preventing the Landsdowne Channel causeway.
A silica company had plans to build a causeway through the shallow waters near the west entrance to the Killarney Channel, stretching to deposits on Badgeley Island, to the south of their silica operation, recalled Dr. Bailey. “That causeway over the Landsdowne channel would have forever changed passage through that area and some said there were plans for a bridge that would open to allow boats through, but Barney told me he never believed there was going to be any bridge.”
If boats could not navigate through the channel, they would have to negotiate the more dangerous open waters of Georgian Bay. “It would have resulted in a nightmare for smaller boats,” said Dr. Bailey.
With petitions, private negotiations and the marshaling of all of the resources at his command, Mr. Turner is credited with influencing the government of the day to create the Northern Georgian Bay Recreation Reserve, an entity which predates the creation of Killarney Park, the Heritage Coast and a host of other conservation initiatives that have grown to protect the region.
“That legislation may not be talked about as much these days,” said Grant Turner, “but it is still on the books.”
“Some people say ‘it’s just a bunch of rocks and trees,” said Jib Turner. “There’s 20 years work there. To my dad it was different.”
Together with other dedicated residents of the area, Mr. Turner formed the North Channel Preservation Society, a group which to this day remains vigilant to protect the Baie Fine area and which, in the late 1980s, was instrumental in changing plans to quarry Frazer Bay Hill (now Casson Peak) on Frazer Bay. The mining company, a subsidiary of Falconbridge, relinquished its claim to the high-quality silica there with the proviso that no other mining concern would ever be able to quarry them.
“Can you imagine what it would be like there now if they had been allowed to quarry that mountain?” asked Kendall Cork, one of the current stewards of the society. Mr. Cork’s brother the late David Cork, was one of Mr. Turner’s key allies in preventing the loss of Casson Peak. “Barney was a leader with good effect, and he and the Turner family have been very active environmentalists in all ways.”
Along with Jim Ferguson, Mr. Turner helped form the McGregor Bay Cottagers’ Association and was its first president. He continued to take an active interest in the well-being of the area even up to his last breath.
Mr. Turner wore many other hats and pursued many interests in his 80 years--and he did not win every battle he fought--but he was always game and ever respected. A town councillor, he was defeated when he ran for the mayorship, recalled veteran Island politician and sometime Liberal foe Austin Hunt, of Kagawong, but the Manitoulin Municipal Association changed its bylaws to allow him to sit as chair of that organization.
“He helped organize the Island’s planning board.” recalled Assiginack’s Hugh Moggy. “Barney made things happen.”
There were political machinations afoot to have Manitoulin Centennial Manor built in Central Manitoulin, his contemporaries recall, but when the dust of that battle had settled, the Manor stood tall above the bluffs overlooking Low Island Park.
Little Current’s Low Island Park itself, in its present form, owes much to Mr. Turner’s efforts, as his hopes and dreams were to see it as a place for everyone to enjoy.
A past-masater (sic) of the Doric Lodge, he was one of the youngest masons to ever hold that post. Last fall, Barney Turner was recognized for his service as such with a commemorative 50-year pin in the Little Current lodge. He was also a Lion for many years and added to the well-being of the community by fulfilling that organization’s credo, ‘We serve.’
He built upon the family’s Little Current business, flew his own float plane to a satellite store in Killarney, operated Ada McKenzie stores in Toronto and London and yet still found time to marry the love of his life and raise three accomplished children. He personally knew three of the men who first stood upon the North Pole in April, 1909.
The lists of Barney Turner’s accomplishments, both civic and private, would fill many pages even if listed in what his son Grant referred to as ‘a laundry list,’ but one theme runs through most, if not all, of the central items on that list.
“The things my father wanted to see happen were things that everyone could enjoy,” summed up Jib Turner. “In a small community, that is the important thing. Sometimes it seems that it is difficult to get anything done. But if you are able to do things for the good of all--it happens.”
Mr. Turner was, as it turns out, a human being--and now he has left, as we all will some day. He was not perfect, nor an angel; he battled some of his own demons through life and wrestled, as men of his generation often do, with the need to remain the ‘Peter,’ the ‘rock’ of his family and his community, even through the harshest of life’s trials. The dignified little Haweater in the long shorts was a giant that will be deeply missed.
Grant Turner perhaps said it best as he concluded his father’s eulogy before a packed Holy Trinity Anglican Church at Friday’s funeral.
“In the end, my father was not immortal, but if we look after this place he will always be here. I will miss him, but I know where to find him.”
May we all remain vigilant to protect the legacy of Barney Turner--for what better gift can we leave for generations to come.
Manitoulin Expositor, February 8, 2006, pages 5 & 14
Turner-At Little Current, on Tuesday, Oct. 12, B.H. Turner, aged 56 years, 4 months, 23 days.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 14, 1920
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish
The Late B.H. Turner
In the passing of Mr. Turner the Manitoulin Island has lost one of its most prominent citizens. He has always taken an active part in the welfare of the whole Island as well as his hometown. For 15 years he was a member of the Little Current Council, acting as councilor and then as mayor during which time the A.E.R. was built, greatly through his own efforts. Mr. Turner extended the Manitoulin and North Shore Telegraph and Telephone System which reaches to all parts of the Manitoulin and he has always had the interests of the Island at heart.
He was a life long Conservative, for many years being President of the Conservative Association for Manitoulin and he contested the riding of East Algoma in the Federal House in 1904 and also the riding of Manitoulin in 1918.
Mr. Turner was born in Bangor, Ont. in 1864 and in 1878 he came to Little Current where he has lived ever since being engaged in the general store business. A few years after coming to the Island he married Miss Helen Grant of Acton, who survives him. Two daughters, Helen and Pricella and one son, Grant, and two sisters, Mrs. G.A. Bradburn of Little Current and Mrs. Stevenson of London are also left.
The following account of the funeral appeared in the Sudbury Star of Oct. 16.
Hundreds of people from every part of the Manitoulin Island, North Shore towns, Sudbury, and Toronto gathered at Little Current Thursday last to pay homage to memory of the memory of the late Byron H. (Barney) Turner. It was the largest the Island has ever witnessed. The English church where service was held was unable to accommodate the crowds, which surged onto the lawn. The cortege which followed the remains to the grave was over a mile long. Floral tributes from far and near covered the entire burial plot while many were left at the home and still others arrived too late for the ceremony. Such was Manitoulin’s tribute to a man who had endeared himself to all, old and young, rich and humble, throughout forty years of social and business relations.
The service at the house was held under Masonic auspices, Sudbury, Copper Cliff, Espanola, and Gore Bay lodges being well represented. Rev. R.K. Lambert of Copper Cliff conducted the service at the house and graveside, while the English Church rector conducted the public service at the church.
It was a unique funeral in many ways. The late Mrs. Turner was a victim of dreaded cancer and his demise was not unexpected for some time. About five weeks ago he returned from Mayo Bros. hospital, Rochester, Minn., resigned that his condition was beyond medical skill. He was conscious until the last moment, and arranged even the minutest detail of his funeral. One of these was a wish that his friends, the Indians from Succor Creek reserve, attend his funeral, and that their church choir sing his favorite hymns, in their native language. When the funeral cortege reached the entrance to the cemetery the Indians were lined up on either side of the approach and sang as the procession passed by and again still another favorite hymn as the body was lowered into the grave. A practical wish of the deceased’s was that a part of the fence which separates his private residence and the English Church property be removed so that his casket might be taken via a short, direct route into the side door of the church instead of an alternate circuitous route. A few days before his death, deceased wrote cheerful, characteristic letters to his friends, making no mention of his impending end, but stating that he was sending home some of his many relics, of which he was a life-long collector. Business in Little Current was entirely suspended while the funeral was in progress and every institution and organization with which he had been connected in life was well represented.
A score or more went from Sudbury a large number of Masonic brethren, also his Honor Judge Kihoe, Sheriff A. Irving and Mr. L. O’Connor, “Cap” Sullivan, famous in Manitoulin politics of former years, of different political stripe and in strenuous political days a bitter opponent, but for two generations a close personal friend, came from Toronto for the funeral along with Hon. Beniah Bowman and other intimate acquaintances of the deceased. The departure of the regular afternoon A.E.R. train from Little Current was postponed until after the funeral “and why shouldn’t it be commented one of the travelers to the funeral “for Barney Turner, possibly more than any other man was responsible for the bringing of the railroad to the Island of his adoption.”
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, October 21, 1920
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish
CONSTANCE NETTIE (MCDOUGALL) TURNER
In loving memory of Constance Nettie (McDougall) Turner, November 6, 1953 to January 20, 2007. Connie Turner, a resident of Mississauga died at her residence on January 20, 2007 at the age of 53 years. She was born in Little Current, daughter of the late Lauchlan and Alma (Ferris) McDougall. Connie had a wide variety of interests which included sailing, writing, her work, community involvement and adventuring with her daughter. Tributes to Connie's life include teaching Sunday school, coaching and playing hockey, chairperson for years of the Mount Albert Sports Day, member of Eastern Star, singing in choirs, active as steward in the Mount Albert United Church and working with many community events. Along with these interests Connie held senior positions with Turner and Associates, Aladdin Industries, the Briars resort, Enbridge, Toronto Hydro and finally Director of Marketing and Communications for the Greater Toronto Airport Authority. Connie is predeceased by her parents Lauchie and Alma and her sister Mary-Ann. Dearly loved by her partner Michael and her daughter Nicole. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by Chuck Turner, Gary and Marilyn Turner, Chris and Lynn Turner, Mark Turner, Matthew and Jennifer Matson, Ben and Gina Matson, Ryan Dunn, Tracy and Ryan Smith, Ross and Deone McDougall, Kyle McDougall and Marita Ragheb, Neil and Ronda McDougall, Cole McDougall and Nicole Myles, Patrick Dawson, Tammy and Michael Bouchard, Julie Dawson, and Gord Baird, Matt and Alexis Dawson. To all the children in Connie's life, she wishes them health and happiness, Alex, Barrett and Cierra McDougall, Shelby and Taryn Bouchard, Brayden Baird, Kyle, Cameron, Stephanie, Cassie and Jenna Turner, Angus, Ainslie and Halo Matson. Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home after 7 pm on Friday, January 26. The funeral service will be conducted in the Lyons Memorial United Church on Saturday, January 27 at 11 am with Pastor Maxine McVey and Pastor Erwin Thompson officiating. A spring interment will be held at the Gordon Cemetery. In remembrance, donations to the West Manitoulin Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Manitoulin Expositor, January 21, 2007
Mrs. Lillian Turner
On August 16, 1965, Mrs. Lillian Turner died at her home in Gore Bay at the age of 79 years. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Bowser and was born in Vespra Township, Simcoe County August 12, 1886. She came with her parents to Manitoulin Island in 1887 and settled in Billings Township. The next move was to Gordon Township and on to Perivale. She attended No. 2 Gordon Township School. She married Mr. Neil Lachlan Turner at Perivale May 25, 1910. Mr. Turner passed away on July 27, 1960. Until 1844 the couple lived in the Island's Ice Lake region and then they moved to Gore Bay. Mrs. Turner is survived by two children, a son Neil of Gore Bay and a daughter Mildred, Mrs. Max Wright of Gordon Township. She was predeceased by an infant Archie. She had a total of 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren, as well as five sisters, Mrs. Fanny Ward, Wawa, Mrs. Neil Shields of Espanola, Mrs. Elizabeth Wright, Mrs. John McCormick of Spring Bay and Mrs. Henry Sloss of Ice Lake. Mrs. Turner's funeral was held on Wednesday, August 18 at 2 p.m. at the United Church in Gore Bay. The service was presided over by the Rev. Bould and singing was done by Mr. and Mrs. Clare Wilson. Her interment was in Gordon Cemetery. The pallbearers were Charles Ward, Jack McDonald, Clarence McCormick, Arthur Wilkinson, Archie Turner and Grant Turner.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, September 30, 1965, page 7,
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish
MARILYN JOAN TURNER
Marilyn Joan Turner passed away suddenly after a brief illness, on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at the age of 79. Predeceased by her husband Raymond with whom she shared 31 years of marriage. Cherished sister to Arthur (Doreen) Dye, Leslie (Kerry) Dye and Christine (Allan) Taylor. Predeceased by her brother James Dye (1999) survived by his wife Shirley Dye. Marilyn will also be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.bCremation has taken place. Visitation was at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 947 Rymal Road East (between Upper Gage and Upper Ottawa), Hamilton (905-574-0405) on Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 10 am to 12 pm. A Celebration of Life was held in the chapel of the funeral home immediately following visitation at 12 pm. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date at Bayview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Please sign the online Book of Condolence at www.baygardens.ca.
Manitoulin Expositor, January 9, 2013
Turner-At Little Current, Manitoulin Island, September 13th, Priscilla Turner, elder daughter of Mrs. Byron H. Turner. Funeral on Friday, at Holy Trinity Church. Interment Mountain View Cemetery.
Uncited Obituary - Source: Dorothy Hopkins Addison
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish
[Anne Marie Tustian]
Mrs. Geo. Tustian Passes At Billings
On Tuesday, November 19th, 1940, Manitoulin lost one of its oldest pioneers in the person of Mrs. Geo. Tustian sr., of the Township of Billings, she was in her ninety-first year, being born on June 2nd, 1850. Her maiden name was Anne Marie Rivett, she was born at Stoney Creek, at the age of two years her parents, moved to Vaughan and later to King township. In 1870 she married George Tustian, who predeased (sic) her 26 years ago. He was a native of Oxfordshire, England, who came to this country at the age of twenty. There were three children born, while living there, the second one passing away at the age of six weeks. In 1874, they with their two children moved to Manitoulin Island, and settled at the end of the 8th concession of Billings, near Kagawong Lake. Mr. and Mrs. Tustian were the first white people on this line. It was five miles to Kagawong, the nearest source of supplies, there being no roads only Indian trails, the rivers and lakes were the highways of those days. Lumber to floor their shanties which were built of logs was made into a raft and poled up the river and lake, an undertaking which required some days of strenuous labour.
Flour when it could be had was brought up by sail boat or ice, or carried up on the husband’s back over those difficult Indian trails.
Often the family had to get along on short cakes and corn meal. This corn meal was made at home from corn grown on their first clearing. There were very few horses, but every progressive farmer had a yoke of oxen. Grain was sown on the newly cleared land by hand broadcast and was covered by hitching the oxen to part of a tree top which was dragged over the ground in place of a harrow. The wheat was cut with a sickle or a cradle and threshed with a flail, and taken to Kagawong and ground in a water-driven stone mill. There were very few deer and no wolves, but bear,…………………………...and wild pidgeons were very…………
Young pigs and one time when Mr. and Mrs. Tustian came home they found there had been a bear trying get in a window of their small shanty.
During those early days there were few if any churches and the preacher, who was the first missionary, Rev. Mr. Hugh McKay, traveled on foot or on horse back to minister to his flock, stayed many times at the little shanty.
Two children were born in the little shanty. After a few years on their first homestead they moved 1 ¼ miles down the line and cleared the farm at present occupied by their son, Mr. W.R. Tustian. The rest of the family of thirteen were born on this farm. Here tragedy overtook them, when diphtheria broke out in the family in 1891 and four children succumbed in two weeks. During the early days Sunday School was carried on in the Tustian home.
In driving down the 8th line now it is hard to realize the every day conditions with which these early pioneers had to contend.
In 1912 Mr. and Mrs. Tustian retired for the farm, moving to a farm on the town line, selling the farm just reserving their home. About 1 ½ years ago Mrs. Tustian’s health not being so good came to live with her daughters, but could not give up everything. Her last energy was crocheting, not giving up till about six weeks before she died.
Now one more link with the past has gone to her reward, but Grandma Tustian will long be remembered for her life of service and generosity. She was loved by all. Hospitality in her days while not elaborate was genuine, people shared and were welcome to what each other had. Community life was simple, but very real.
She leaves to mourn her loss: two sons, Robert and Richard of Billings, four daughters, Mrs. J.E. Greenfield of Billings; Mrs. Joe Muncaster of Sudbury; Mrs. D.O. Campbell, now residing at the Soo, and Mrs. Milton Dearing of Billings at whose home she died. Twenty-nine grandchildren and twenty-six great grand children. The pallbearers were her six grandsons: W…Duncaster, Wm. Tustian…….ward Greenfield…….
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Uncited Obituary - Source: Dorothy Hopkins Addison
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish
DOROTHY R. TUSTIAN
TUSTIAN, Dorothy R. - At Manitoulin Health Centre on Sunday, May 8, 1988, Dorothy R. Tustian of Little Current in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Goldwin Tustian. Dear step-mother of Eleanor (Mrs. Doug Steele) of Gore Bay, Doris (Mrs. Bob Aelick) of Levack and Pauline (Mrs. Charlie Tyers) of Sudbury. Survived by 2 sisters, Florence Stewart of Innisfail, Alberta and Bea (Mrs. Perron Noble) of Calgary, Alberta. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Predeceased by one great grandson, Christopher. Rested at Eagleson Funeral Home. Funeral service was from there on Tuesday, May 10 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. C. Somerville officiating. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery.
Geo. Tustian Dead
Geo. Tustian Sr. passed away in his late home in Billings on Thursday April 16th, 1914, aged 68. He was taken down with pneumonia on Wednesday, April 8th and after eight days illness very suddenly passed away. His death came as a great shock to his family and to the whole community.
The deceased was born in Oxford, England in 1845 and came to Canada in 1866 where he settled in King and in 1876 came to the Manitoulin Island and made his home on the 8th con. of Billings where he resided until his death.
Though the country being new and he had to undergo many hardships he always wore a cheerful face and ready to give a helping hand to those in time of need. He was an active church worker and will be missed by all his friends and neighbors. The funeral took place from his late residence to Kagawong Cemetery on April 18th.
Besides his bereaved widow he leaves two sons, Robert and Richard of Billings and four daughters, Mrs. John E. Greenfield, Mrs. Dougal Campbell and Mrs. Milton Dearing of Billings and Mrs. Jo Muncaster, of Walford who mourn his death.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 7, 1914
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish
RICHARD GRANT TUSTIAN
In loving memory of Grant Tustian, September 29, 1921-June 22, 2000, a resident of Kagawong, died Thursday, June 22, 2000 at the St. Joseph's Health Centre in Sudbury after a short illness. He was born in Billings Township, son of Emma Van Horne and Richard Tustian. Grant took over the family farm after his marriage to Doris Griffith in 1947. He continued to farm and drive school bus for 17 years. He established Grandor I and II subdivisions near Kagawong. He is survived by his loving wife Doris; children: Donald (wife Nena), Karen (husband Alex Cardozo); Bruce (wife Karey) and grandson Dylan.
He was active in the community with the local council, St. Paul's On The Hill United Church choir and the Old Tyme Orchestra. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 27 in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel of the Culgin Funeral Home with Reverend Mary Jo Eckert Tracy officiating. Interment in Gordon's Cemetery, Gore Bay. Donations to Sudbury Regional Hospital Cancer Services would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay.
Manitoulin Expositor, June 28, 2000
RUTH ALBINA TUSTIAN
In loving memory of Ruth Albina Tustian, July 11, 1908 - February 12, 2005.
Ruth Tustian, a resident of the Centennial Manor, Little Current, died at the Manor on Saturday, February 12, 2005 at the age of 96 years. She was born in Campbell Township, daughter of the late Wilson and Emily (Gilpin) Sterling. Ruth taught French at the High School in West Bay and Gore Bay for many years. She considered the many students she taught over the years her children. She enjoyed the Rock Club and oil painting, and was a longtime member of the Rainbow Hobby Club at Kagawong. One of Ruth's greatest pleasures was her garden, and she loved her roses.
Ruth is lovingly remembered by her sister Azetta Stephens of Little Current, sisters-in-law Marie Sterling of London and Kathleen Sterling of Toronto, and her brother-in-law Allan (Alma) Tustian of Mindemoya. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers George of Alberta, Harold of Toronto, Leonard of Spring Bay and Lloyd of London.
Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home on Monday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 pm. The funeral service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 11 am with Mr. Gary Wood officiating. Spring Interment in Kagawong Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Manitoulin Expositor, February 16, 2005
TYSON, Loretta Ester - In loving memory of Loretta Ester Tyson 48 years. Passed away Saturday, February 3rd, 2007 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital - St. Joseph Heath Centre. Beloved wife of Marvin Burke of Sudbury. Loving mother of Mark (wife Victoria), Dennis, Crystal, Annetta (husband Jason) and Heather (husband Maurice) all of Sudbury. Cherished grandmother of Savanna, Zachary, Alexa, Kate-Lynn, Nicole, Kaydence, Payton, and Destiny- Lynn. Dear daughter of Edward and Fernande Tyson both predeceased. Dear sister of Colette, Anthony (wife Rochelle), Mary, Roxanne (husband Andre), Evelyn (companion Phil) and Colleen (husband Steve), predeceased by Francis, Thomas, Gerard, Joseph, Mary, Annetta and Leland. Loretta was born in Sudbury, she was currently working at Unico. She was a member of the Killarney Lion's Club and she enjoyed collecting porcelain cats. Loretta will be remembered as an outgoing and friendly woman, who was always kind and loving to all her family and friends. Resting at the Lougheed Funeral Home, 252 Regent St. at Hazel St. Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Hope Church 591 Brennan St. Thursday, February 8th, 2007 at 10 am. Cremation at the Parklawn
Crematorium. Donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated. Prayers 3 pm Wednesday. (Friends may call 2-5 & 7-9 Wednesday.
Sudbury Star, Thursday, February 8, 2007
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