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From: "Gary Boivin" <>
Subject: The Northern Life
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 02:20:28 -0700


Obits... As they appeared in
The Northern Life
Sudbury, Ontario
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DESBIENS , Eugene
DESBIENS , Eugene Passed away at Sunnyside Home for the Aged in Kitchener on
Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at the age of 74. Beloved son of the late
Aurelien and Marguerite Desbiens. Dear brother of Rheal (Rose), Jeannine
(Leo), Florence, Lucien (Shirley), Norm, Lilliane (Errol), Rene (Pauline)
and Tony. Predeceased by one brother, Emile. At the family's request, there
will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Spring
interment at St. Thomas Cemetery, Warren. Memorial donations to the Heart
and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated as expressions of
sympathy.
***
GREGOIRE, Gary "Rock" Joseph Arthur
GREGOIRE, Gary "Rock" Joseph Arthur "Retired Police Officer, Metropolitan
Toronto Police Services". Peacefully, surrounded by his family, Friday,
January 28, 2005 at the Toronto Western Hospital in his 52nd year. Beloved
son of Ernest and Viola Grégoire of Sudbury. Loving father of Angela and
Scott of Ajax, Ontario. Dear brother of Ernest Jr. (wife Sylvie) and Muriel
Anderson both of Sudbury, Donna (husband Douglas) Shuart of Hanmer, Debra
(husband Jerry) Bonneville of St. Catharines and Michael (wife Margaret) of
Wanup. Lovingly remembered by several nieces, nephews and by his best
friends Bernie Babin, Mike Moffat and Dave Richards. Gary was born, raised
and educated in Sudbury. He commenced his police career at 55 Division,
Toronto with Metropolitan Toronto Police Services, thence moved to 52
Division where he has spent the past 23 years before taking leave due to ill
health, retiring December 31st, 2004. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially
fishing and hunting with friends and family. He looked forward to retirement
back in the north country. Those that were very close to Gary "Rock", will
miss his strength of character, loyalty to family and friends, his
gentleness, his quick wit, his sense of humour, thoughtfulness and kindness.
The family will receive friends at the CO-OPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222
Lasalle Blvd. E. (at Notre-Dame), Sudbury, Thursday from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, February 4, 2005 at 11:00 a.m.
in St. Patrick's Church, 39 Walford Rd., Sudbury, followed by cremation.
Vigil prayers will be recited at the funeral home Thursday evening. In lieu
of flowers, gifts to the Gerry and Nancy Pencer Brain Tumour Centre at
Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario or the charity of your choice
will be greatly appreciated.
***
MIRON, Eleanor Margaret (nee Reynolds)

MIRON, Eleanor Margaret (nee Reynolds) In loving memory of Eleanor Margaret
Miron (nee Reynolds), 87 years, of Sudbury, who passed away Friday morning,
January 28th, 2005 at the St. Joseph's Villa, Sudbury. Eleanor Margaret
Miron (nee Reynolds) was born in Sault Ste. Marie in 1917. She married
Arthur Joseph Miron in 1937 and moved to the Sudbury area. Eleanor and
Arthur lived in Creighton from 1951 to 1980 when they moved to Lively. She
was a member of the Catholic Women's League for 42 years receiving an
Honours Award. Eleanor was active with the Sudbury Memorial Hospital
Auxilliary and worked with the Girl Guides of Canada for 25 years as a Brown
Owl and attended many of their camps. A member of St. Michael's Church
Choir, St. Pius Choir and the September Classics Choir in Lively. Beloved
wife of the late Arthur Joseph Miron predeceased September 9th, 1990. Loving
mother of Kenneth (wife Cleo) of Sudbury, Conrad (wife Gloria) of Sudbury,
Elizabeth Cranmer of Sudbury, Joanne (predeceased 2001) husband Alan
Forsythe of Sudbury, Robert (wife Susan) of Mississauga, Arthur Glen, and
Sandy of Barrie, Susan (husband Philip Smyth) of Naughton and the late
Sharon predeceased 1953. Loving grandmother of 19 grandchildren and 15
great-grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Frank Reynolds (predeceased)
wife Dolly of Sault Ste. Marie. Resting at the LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME, 252
Regent St. at Hazel. Funeral Mass in St. Pius the X Church, Lively. Tuesday,
February 1st, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium.
Donations to the St. Joseph's Villa, Lung Association or charity of your
choice would be appreciated. Friends may call 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Monday. Prayers
7:30 p.m. Monday.
***
PHARAND, Gédéon "Ged"
PHARAND, Gédéon "Ged" The family announces with sorrow his death Saturday
January 29, 2005 in Sudbury, at the age of 89 years. Son of the late Moïse
and of the late Dovina (née Henri) Pharand. Husband of the late Madeleine
(née Charbonneau) Pharand predeceased in 1968. Loving father of Laurier
(Diane) of Hanmer and Bruno (Rachel) of Chelmsford. Dear brother of Simone
Beaulne (late Phillip), Omer Pharand (Mildred), Léo Pharand (Lucille) and
Rita Portelance (late Lucien) all of Sudbury. Predeceased by his brothers
and sisters, Fovita Pharand, Marie-Jeanne Bodson (late René), Germain
Pharand (Irène of London) and Maurice Pharand (Yvette of Sudbury). Sadly
missed and lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Marc, Michelle, Serge,
Lise, Eric and by his great grandchildren, Neve, Jacob and Alex. Lovingly
remembered by his special friend Rhéa Keegan of Sudbury and her family who
knew him as "Papa Ged". He was a devoted family man and will be missed by
all who knew him. After retiring from INCO in 1973, Ged enjoyed card playing
with family and friends. He was an avid sports fan and loved watching hockey
and harness racing. The family expresses its appreciation to Dr. Maki and
staff and to the Sudbury Regional Hospital (Laurentian Site) 8th floor staff
for the kind and compassionate care given to Gédéon during his illness. The
family will receive friends at the CO-OPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4691, R.R. 15,
Chelmsford, Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will
be held Thursday February 3, 2005 at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Church,
Chelmsford. Donations to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation would be
appreciated.
***
VAILLANCOURT, Kenneth Stephen

VAILLANCOURT, Kenneth Stephen In loving memory of Kenneth Stephen
Vaillancourt, 73 years of Sudbury who passed away Saturday morning, January
29th, 2005 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital - Laurentian Site. He was born
in Markstay and married Margaret (Croteau) in 1955 in Coniston. A life
resident of the Sudbury area. Ken had been a diamond driller at INCO having
30 years service retiring in 1986. An accomplished woodworker and carver.
Ken's creations and projects were treasured by family and friends. He had a
great sense of humour which he generously shared with others. A man of faith
he was a Roman Catholic who belonged to Holy Redeemer Parish. Ken will be
remembered as a wonderful man who was devoted to his loving family. Beloved
husband of Margaret (Croteau) Vaillancourt of Sudbury. Loving father of
Kenneth (Lynn) and Raymond (Nancy) both of Sudbury. Cherished grandfather of
Tim (Isabelle), Amanda (Steve), Cindy (Chad), Crystal (Pete) and Steven;
great grandchildren Kyra, Emily and Kayden. Dear son of Steve and Bella
(McMaster) Vaillancourt predeceased. Dear brother of Louis (Jean), Wayne
(Mary), Frank "Ted" (Helen), Grace Wicklander (Robert predeceased), Eileen
Brennan (Jim), Michael Winston (Joyce) and Donald (Sharron) all of Sudbury.
Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass in Holy Redeemer
Church, 1887 Bancroft Dr., Sudbury, Thursday February 3rd, 2005 at 10 a.m.
Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. Donations to the Northeastern
Ontario Regional Cancer Center would be appreciated. No funeral visitation.
(Arrangements entrusted to the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME).



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