Obituaries

LESSARD, Joseph ‘Joe’

Passed away peacefully with his family at his side at the Lady Dunn Health Centre on Friday April 24, 2015 at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Claudette (St. Denis) of 41 years. Loving father of Luc St. Denis (Kimberly) and Nathalie Scully (Rodney). Pepere of Matthew, Eric, Kevin, Marc, Denis and Alain. Predeceased by his parents Osidas and ...

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MÉNARD, Rémi Joseph

Passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the age of 81 years of age, a gentle soul left this earth for a better life. Although he leaves many people behind who loved him dearly, his spirit has been released and he is now free of all physical limitations. He touched many people in his quiet and unassuming ways. He ...

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PAVLIC, Simone

Passed away peacefully at the Lady Dunn Health Centre with family by her side on Thursday, March 12, 2015 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Marjan Pavlic. Loving mother of Doreen Pavlic, Nancy Pavlic, Carol Paranuik (Michael) and Barbara Pavlic (Michael Dempsey). Adored grandmother of Aaron (Lindsay), Brandon, Jamie Paranuik (Michelle), Kyle Paranuik and the late Jody ...

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ASSELIN, Gabrielle (nee Langevin)

May 30, 1922 – March 11, 2015 Passed away peacefully at the Lady Dunn Health Centre surrounded by her family in her 93rd year.  Beloved wife of the late Leopold Asselin who passed away April 11, 2002.  Cherished mother and mother-in-law of; Marcelle Terris (Butch) of Wawa, Jean-Guy Asselin (Judith) of Arnprior, Jacqueline Asselin Sykes (Allan) of Arnprior, Denise Swift ...

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SPADONI, Walter

Passed away on Friday February 27th, 2015 at the Lady Dunn Health Centre, Wawa. Walter happily lived alone at home in his beloved hometown of White River, ON until the day before he died. He was born in White River, on April 23, 1920 to his Italian immigrant parents, the late Augusto Spadoni and Terzilla Renzoni. Almost 95 years old, ...

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OWCZARZ, Mary

Passed away peacefully at the Lady Dunn Health Centre on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the age of 60 years. Mary was born May 13, 1954 in Wawa to the late Frank and Stephanie (nee Smietana) Owczarz. Mary will be remembered by her health care workers in the community and good friend Shelley. A Funeral Mass will be held at ...

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GRIFFITH, Jonah Zacharias

With heavy hearts, we regret to announce the sudden passing of Jonah Zacharias Griffith; affectionately known to many as “Mr. Purolator”; on Monday March 2, 2015. He will be greatly missed by his life partner and best friend Cathy of Wawa, his loving sister Roseann (Eric) and nephew Stephen of Port Alberni, B.C. as well as many friends and family ...

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UHLMAN, Franklin Earl “Frank”

Peacefully after a long illness at the Lady Dunn Hospital on Saturday February 28, 2015. Beloved husband of Violet. Loving father of Amanda Gauthier (Pierre). Cherished grandpa of Warren and Calvin. Dear son of June and Ron Uhlman. Brother of Michael (Marilyn), Patrick (Margaret and the late Judy), Patricia Uhlman, Ruth Bradley (Terry) and Gail Lane (Cameron). Brother-in-law of Pirkko ...

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MANN, William Thomas “Billy”

Passed away on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 at the age of 74 years doing what he liked to do, removing snow with his tractor, leaving behind his wife Sylvia (nee Wallace). Loving father of Dorothy (Bill) and Tom (Luc). Proud grandfather of Jakob Olive. Son of the late Louise and Edwin Mann. Dear brother of Norman Mann, the late Cecile ...

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SMITH, William Walker “Billy”

Passed away peacefully on Sunday February 8th, 2015 with family by his side. Beloved husband of the late Edith Smith. Dear father of Wayne (Lorna), Gayle (Paul), Glynis (Tim) and Jeff (Sylvie). Loving grandfather to Taara (Geoff), Teela (Jesse), Tyson, Regan, Demitria, Cody (Ange), Wade, Rikki Lee (Randy) and Kelsey. Great grandfather to Anthony, Kendahl, Adrianna and Leigha. Special friend ...

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STAINES, Leon (Bruce)

Staines, Leon ( Bruce ) P.Eng Passed away peacefully on Sat. Feb. 07, 2015 at the Lady Dunn Health Centre. He was in his 76th year. Loving husband to Gloria, dear father to Wright, Steve and Kim Hamrak (Joe). He is also survived by 3 grandchildren, sister Mardi Collins (Everett) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 2 brothers, Len ...

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MORIN, Lionel

Passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday February 10, 2015 at the age of 60 years. Beloved wife and best friend of Hélène for 40 years. Proud father of Sylvie Hussain (Abbas), Steve (Marie-Andrée Boivin), Suzanne Lord (Roger) and Nancy Morin-Rioux (Eric). Cherished pépère of Steven, Melanie, Eden, Maxime, Jérémi, Jérika, Mikaël, Sedrik and Aleksi. Dear son of the ...

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TOOKENAY, Raymond

Passed away at Wilson Memorial General Hospital on January 7, 2015 at the age of 63 years. Beloved husband of Marilyn Ward. Dear father of Michelle (John Desmoulin), Jonathan (Isabelle Friesen) and Margaret (Keith Andrews). Loving grandfather of Ryder, Kori and Noah. Dear brother of Frank Desmoulin, Gerry Desmoulin (Barb), James Desmoulin (Julie), Grace Ross (Pat), June Desmoulin and Debbie ...

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STRAND, Alice Helen

Passed away peacefully at the Lady Dunn Health Centre, Wawa on Friday, November 14, 2014, at the age of 83 years. Beloved wife of the late Robert “Bob” Strand. Loving mother of Leisa (Elliott Slaght) and Wayne (Deb). Dear sister of Eddy Latoski (Lucy Lachapelle) and Lois Latoski (late Robin Ross). Alice will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, ...

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HOLLA, Adrian “Andy”

Adrian (Andy) Holla, 54, passed away at his home on July 6, 2014. Andy was the middle child to the late Doreen West and the late Antonius Holla. He is lovingly remembered by two sisters, Annette (Doug) and MaryAnn (Steven). In addition, two nieces, a great-niece, a great-nephew, cousins, co-workers, and friends. Affectionately nicknamed Evel Knievel in his youth. His ...

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