Beloved son of the late Maxie and Annie Pecarskie. Dear brother of Ursula, Sylvester, Beatrice, Georgine, Jacqueline, Patrick and Michael. Edward was predeceased by brother Stanley and his sister Dorothy.
The Family of EDWARD PECARSKIE would like to thank all who helped us through our loss and sadness. We wish to extend our sincere and heartfelt thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours for your donation of food, flowers and Masses. Our special thanks to the 911 personel, Ambulance workers, and emergency hospital staff. Shaun O’Reilly Funeral Home and staff, Sacred Heart League, Fr. Wojciech Blach Omi, Gordon Lorbetskie and Lyndon Coulas for the inspiring music, and Joeann Dombroskie for doing the reading.
To Sylvie Prince and team for the delicious luncheon. A special thank you to the pallbearers, his nephews, Adam, Daniel, Peter Lorbetskie, Bradley Coulas, Brent, Darren, Jeffrey Norlock, Jason Pecarskie.
We thank God for letting Edward be a special part of our lives. He will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace.
Love, the Pecarskie Family
In loving memory of
CLARENCE SYLVESTER KUIACK
Born March 29, 1939, Rockingham, Ontario
Passed away March 29, 2013, Wilno, Ontario
Dear husband of Shirley (nee Etmanski) for 47 years. Caring father of Marian (Rodger), Quade, Sandra (Roger) Recoskie, Christopher (Kathy), Brian (Tina) and Vincent (Alison). Grandfather to Nicole (Barret) O’Brien, Tomika, Colton, Jennifer (Quade); Gwen and Brenda (Recoskie). Great Grandfather to Joseph, Allana, Devon, Matthew and Jamie Lee. Survived by siblings Jean Hudder, Mark, Clemence (Stacia), Theresa (John) Bray, Anna Mary (Philip) Kubisheskie, (MJ) Michael-John (Marilyn), brother-in-law Donald Etmanski, and sister-in-law Rose Marie Narducci. Predeceased by his parents Stephen and Anne (nee Yantha), his siblings Ursula, Mary Ann, Benedict and Celestine (Sally), his brothers-in-law Leo Hudder and Angus Etmanskie and his children James and Daphne.
BOYLE, RUTH WILHELMINE DOROTHEA
Peacefully, at the Valley Manor, Barry’s Bay, on Saturday April 13, 2013. Ruth Boyle, in her 104th year, was the beloved wife of the late George Wesley Boyle (1973). Loving mother of Ethel Ryan (Sidney Parcher) of Barry’s Bay, and Jack Boyle (Marie) of Bolton. Loved grandmother of Deborah Hulstein (Terry), Vera Robinson (Pete Gunn), Candace Pilbersek (Alex McCrorie), Lori Nielson (Paul), Jack Boyle, Kelly Ryan (Keith Scutter), and Kim Luckovitch (Alfie). Much loved great-grandmother and great great-grandmother and fondly remembered by sister-in-law Isabelle Porath of Haliburton. Predeceased by eight brothers and one sister, her daughter Vera Laundry (1992) and son-in-law Bill Laundry (1980), son-in-law Steven Ryan (1999) and her infant son Dennis (1950). Survived by many friends. Ruth’s family received relatives and friends at the M.G. Daly Funeral Home (200 Old Hastings Road, Maynooth) on Monday 2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service took place at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Mill St., Combermere) on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with The Rev. Darlene Cunliffe and assisted by the Rev. Canon C. David Lethbridge officiating.
Interment, Emmanuel Cemetery, Maynooth, in the spring. As expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Combermere would be appreciated by the family, or a charity of choice. (Cards available at the funeral home (613) 338-3259 or email condolences to email@example.com or visit www.mgdalyfuneralhome.com)
VISNESKIE, GERALD THOMAS
December 21, 1924 - March 16, 2013
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to GERALD, Dad, Grampy on March 16, 2013 at the age of 88. Loving husband of Thedoria (Yantha) and father of Elmer (Darlene), Maureen (Benny Recoskie), Carson (Sue), Silas (Maritza), Lois, Tracy (Paul Burke), Annette (Darrell Mask), Bonnie (Terry Ellis), and Connie (Rick Mask). He will also be missed by 9 grandchildren and 3 great grand-children. He was predeceased by his father Jack and mother Edna (Prince). Also predeceased by brothers, August, Edmund, John, Leonard, and Basil. Predeceased by his sister Marcella (Florian Yarascavitch). Survived by sisters Jean (Bosloy) and Mary (Benny Coulas). Gerald was fortunate to enjoy over 20 years of retirement doing things he loved including gardening and woodworking while living in the home he built in Round Lake Centre. He will be sadly missed by family and friends but is
now in the loving arms of the Lord.
Funeral Mass took place at St. Casimir’s Church, Round Lake Centre on Tuesday, March 19th.
Interment in the spring.
Thank you to everyone who attended the visitation, called or sent cards, gave Masses, flowers, and donations. We also thank those who went to great lengths to provide food during this time. Special thanks to Stacia Recoskie and her helpers, for the excellent luncheon, John & Lee MacIsaac for the beautiful music and the professional services of the Zohr Funeral Home.
We very much appreciate the staff at Miramichi Lodge for their compassion, kindness, support and professionalism. Patricia, you are an angel. A special thank you to Dr. Christinck, who provided excellent health care to Gerald for so many years. Also appreciation to the pallbearers and grandsons Mark Recoskie, Bryan Recoskie, Steven Recoskie, Sergio Visneskie, Tyler Mask, Darren Mask; to grandson Nathan Mask and to granddaughters Sara Mask and Riley Visneskie for their part in the Mass.
Thedoria and the family
In loving memory of a dear husband,
father, grandfather, great grandfather.
Who passed away March 30, 2000.
Sadly missed along life’s way
Quietly remembered everyday
No longer in our lives to share
But in our hearts he’s always there.
Sadly missed and always remembered.
Jean and family
of Combermere, passed away peacefully at the Water Tower Lodge on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Stella was born in Ottawa on June 26, 1930, and married Max Yaraskavitch on June 25, 1949. Together, they settled in their home in Combermere, where Stella remained until her move to the Water Tower Lodge this February. Max predeceased her on June 7, 1980. He and Stella raised five children, Doreen (Frank Butcher), Donald (Anne-Marie), Arne (Anne), Kevin (Rhonda) and Michael (Connie). She was also the proud grandmother of Steve Butcher (Christine), Erin Harper (Eric), Andrew, Megan and April Yaraskavitch, as well as great grandmother to Trina, Travis and Sylvia Butcher and Reid Harper. Stella was well known in the community for her commitment to her faith, family and friends. She was a lay minister, Eucharistic minister, and sacristan over the years at Holy Canadian Martyrs Church in Combermere. She spent many hours in prayer in the Adoration Chapel and was an active member of the Catholic Women’s League and the Sacred Heart League. Stella had a special place in her heart for the sick and suffering. She always prayed for and visited those who were ill, often visiting the hospital on a regular basis. In turn the support she received from her community during her own illness was overwhelming and such a comfort to her and her family. One of her last requests to her family was that we thank on behalf all those who supported her in any way. She was truly grateful!
Stella was renowned for her ability to grow and arrange beautiful flowers. Her home gardens were admired by all who passed by. Her lovely arrangements graced many places and events over the years and she was the recipient of a number of horticulture awards for her green thumb skills.
Stella also volunteered in a number of capacities in her community, including Community Support Driver for Barry’s Bay Home Support. In 1997, she was delighted to be awarded the Radcliffe Township Senior of the Year Award for her volunteer hours.
Stella’s family wish to express their sincerest gratitude to all who cared for and supported mom until her passing. Thanks to all her friends and family, area clergy who visited and prayed, Doctor Harris and his staff, Lorraine’s Pharmasave, Jane Dickerson and Nurse Pattie Stewart and support staff from Community Care Access Centre, Karen Wagner and the lovely Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care volunteers, St. Joseph House/Madonna House, Mecca from Hudson House, Beverly Rose Home Baking, Shawn O’Reilly, Father Linius, Shirley McLean, Tim Baklinski, the altar servers and pallbearers, the Sacred Heart League and Holy Canadian Martyrs’ CWL.
A very sincere special thanks to Marianne and all her staff at the Water Tower Lodge who worked with and supported Stella. Her final days were filled with superb care, compassion and dignity.
In loving memory of a dear Father,
Grandfather and Great Grandfather,
JOSEPH (Joe) GLYSINSKIE
Who passed away on March 12, 1979
Dad we miss you in so many ways,
We miss all the things you need to say.
And often when old times we recall
It’s then we miss you most of all.
Rest in peace dear Dad.
Safe in the arms of God’s love.
You are in our hearts always - We love you dearly.
Forever loved and always remembered
by your loving Family.
September 3, 1939 - March 13, 2012
In loving memory of a husband, father & grandfather who passed away one year ago today.
“May Our Lord keep you forever in His care”
Always loved, never forgotten.
Sandra & family
ALPHONSE AUGUST YANTHA
July 31, 1935 - March 7, 2011
As time unfolds another year,
Memories keep you ever near,
Silent thoughts of time together,
Hold memories that will last forever.
Marie Yantha & family
LORBETSKIE - In loving memory of a dear mother,
mother-in-law, grandmother, and great grandmother, FLORENCE, who passed away on March 11, 2012.
Though you are safe in the arms of the Lord
We miss you in so many ways.
We miss things you used to say
But when old times we do recall
It’s then we miss you most of all.
Forever loved and remembered,
The Lorbetskie Family
The family of
extends a sincere Thank You to everyone, family, friends and neighbours for the donations of food, expressions of sympathy, visitation, floral tributes and cards of sympathy and condolences at the loss of our wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.
John Stecko Family
KAITLYN PAIGE AVERY
August 18, 1989 - February 09, 2013
Funeral was held at O’Reilly’s
Funeral Home Valentine’s Day.
FLCC - Pastor Richard Lorenzin, officiating.
(Pastor Wendy & Tracy)
Interment in the spring at
Our thanks go out to all who came!
Heaven’s garden holds a new bloom.
Nan & Pop Etmanskie,
Barry’s Bay, Ontario
“She is at peace”
WHAT CANCER CAN’T DO
Cancer is so limited
It cannot cripple love
It cannot shatter hope
It cannot erode faith
It cannot eat away peace
It cannot destroy confidence
It cannot kill friendship
It cannot shut out memories
It cannot silence courage
It cannot invade the soul
It cannot reduce eternal life
It cannot quench the spirit
It cannot lesson the power of the Resurrection
The family of the late MACK OLSHESKIE would like to thank Dr. Dawes, Dr. Lilka and Dr. George Chiok, Dr. Mahoney and Dr. Kendall for their many years of care, and the staff of SFMH for their kind and generous care provided to him while in the hospital. Thank you to Shaun and Cheryl O’Reilly at the O’Reilly Funeral Home for their care and compassion shown to the family during our loss. Thank you to Fr. Shalla, Fr. Hattie, Fr. Coulas, Fr. Cybulskie, Fr. Starks, and Deacon Probert for their prayers. We would like to thank Julia Cannon and the choir for the beautiful music, Charlotte Kuiack and her workers for the delicious meal prepared on the day of the service. Thank you to anyone we may have missed for their sympathy. He will be sadly missed by those who loved and
cared for him.
“Go in the name of God,
and God will go with you.”
COULAS, Alex Edward
February 13, 2013
Alex passed away peacefully at home, in his 89th year. Alex was a WWII veteran, and a former Barry’s Bay policeman. Predeceased by his wife Margaret (Peggy) nee Chapeskie and daughter Joanne, brothers Max and Lester. Survived by son Daniel (Patricia), daughter Audrey (Joe) Soucy, Grandchildren, Christopher, Jason, Jennifer and Christine. Great-Grandchildren, Nolan, Violet, Eli, Tayte and Ty. Also survived by siblings Agnes Sutherland (Ken), Fred (Annette), Bernice Apsley (Neil), Russel (Shirley). After his military service ended, he stayed on as a civilian employee at CFB Petawawa. He retired to Barry’s Bay where he resided for the past 30 years. He liked to fish and hunt and took great pride in his garden. In accordance with Alex’s wishes, cremation will be followed by a private family memorial and internment at a later date. Donations to St. Francis Memorial Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
In memory of
who passed away February 21st, 2010
What would I give to clasp his hand,
His happy face to see,
To hear his voice and see his smile,
That meant so much to me.
Lovingly remembered by Shirley and the kids
Passed away at the Valley Manor Nursing Home on Friday, December 28, 2012 in her 83rd year. Evelyn was the daughter of the late Martin Dombroskie and Anna Literskie. Beloved wife of Leonard Rumleskie of 60 years. Loving mother of Gilbert (Sandy), Diane (Eddie), Brian (Angela), Nancy (Ray), Ernie (Delores), Janet (deceased), Shirley (Brent), Basil (Lynn), Lorraine (David). Dear grandmother to 26 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was a dear sister to Monica (late Pat Ruddy), Clemence (Agatha), Sylvester (Beatrice), Veronica (Jim Malcolm), Leona (late Bernard Wolfgram) and Rita (late Lucien Guilbault). Predeceased by Maxie (Delores), Bronas (Monica), Winifred and Theresa. Funeral Mass was celebrated on December 31, 2012 at St. Hedwig R.C. Church in Barry’s Bay. Interment at St. Lawrence O’Toole’s cemetery in the spring. Pallbearers were her grandsons: Brad Etmanskie, Shawn Rumleskie, John Rumleskie, Glen Cybulskie, Dean Yandernoll, Dylan Lance.
A special thank you to Doctor Tiedje, the staff of St. Frances Memorial Hospital and the staff at the Valley Manor for their kindness and compassionate care. A special thank you to Father Chris Shalla, Msgr. Rowland, Father Norbert Cybulskie, the altar boys, Julia Cannon and the choir, Carmel Rumleskie for doing the readings, the Sacred Heart League, the C.W.L., the O’Reilly Funeral Home, and the ladies who served a delicious luncheon. Also a special thank you for all the prayers, support and generosity of the community. We are truly blessed to have family and friends like YOU in our lives.
May her soul rest in peace.
February 18, 2010
Though your smile is gone forever,
And your hands we cannot touch,
Still we have so many memories
Of the ones we loved so much.
Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we’ll never part.
God had you in His keeping,
We have you in our hearts.
Two tired eyes are sleeping,
Two willing hands are still.
Love always, Debbie,
Gerry, Candice & Jae
February 18, 2010
Within our hearts we always keep
A special place for you.
And try to do our best to live
As you would want us to.
As we loved you, so we miss you,
In our memory you are near;
Loved, remembered, longed for always
With the passing of each year.
So many things have happened,
Since you were called away.
So many things to share with you,
Had you been left to stay.
Every day in some small way,
Memories of you come our way.
Though absent, you are ever near,
Still missed, loved, and always dear.
All your love, Mary and Brianna
at Valley Manor, Barry’s Bay, on Friday February 1, 2013, aged 105 years. Theresa Luckasavitch, beloved wife of the late Thomas Cannon (1973). Dear mother of Nancy, (Mrs. Robert Evans), of Orangeville, Brian (Marion) of Peterborough. Theresa was predeceased by her daughter Joan (Mrs. Barney Murray, 2011). Theresa is the cherished Grandmother to 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be held in St. Martin of Tour’s parish hall, Whitney, on Sunday February 17, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Monday February 18, 2013 at St. Martin’s Church, Whitney for Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. Spring interment in parish churchyard cemetery. Those desiring may make memorial donations to Valley Manor Nursing Home, 88 Mintha Street, Barry’s Bay or to St. Martin’s Church Building Fund, Whitney, Ontario.
In loving memory of our dear father,
father-in-law and grandfather
who passed away 10 years ago
Valentine’s Day 2003
Beautiful memories are wonderful things,
They last ‘til the longest day.
The never wear out, they never get lost,
And can never be given away.
To some you may be forgotten
To others a part of the past
But to those who loved and lost you,
Your memory will always last.
Lovingly remembered always,
Gary, Marcia & Byron
DENNIS WAYNE CARMODY
On Sunday January 13, 2013, while spending the winter at his beloved home on the island of Dominica. Wayne, husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend, was taken from us too soon at the age of 60 years. Wayne will be terribly missed by his wife of 31 years and best friend Lynne (nee Bubnich) his children Lia and Mitchell, his mother Dorilla, his brother James, and sisters Mary Anne Smallwood (Sandy), Colleen (James MacLaren), Sandra (Kirk Robinson). He will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews, along with Lynne’s parents Michael and Shirley Bubnich, her sisters Gale Anthony (Des) and Debra Brown (Larry), and brother Steve Bubnich (Catherine). Wayne was predeceased by his father Dennis Carmody. Wayne will also be forever remembered by his many steadfast friends and co-workers who faithfully stood by him and his family throughout the years. As a proud member of the Ontario Provincial Police, Wayne loyally served his fellow citizens as an officer in Ottawa, Moose Factory, and in Killaloe, where he finally retired in 2003. As strong as his dedication was to his family, his friends, and to his community, so too was his dedication to his love of hunting and fishing. Early retirement allowed Wayne the precious opportunity to spend time canoeing and fishing on his “secret” lakes in Algonquin Park, hunting, and cooking gourmet meals with good friends, and spending his summers around a bonfire at his family cottage on Black Bay. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Killaloe on Saturday January 26th, 2013 at 11am, with a reception to follow in the parish hall. Arrangements have been made with the professional help of Zohr Family Funeral Home, Killaloe, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to “Family Helping Family” campaign at the St. Francis Memorial Hospital Foundation, Barry’s Bay. Condolences, Tributes & Donations can be made on-line at www.zohrfuneralhome.com
Andrew Martin Lorbetskie
Passed away suddenly into the hands of God at his residence and place of business Wilno Esso & Variety, on Monday, December 24, 2012, at the age of 62. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 38 years Mary, and his cherished children Christopher and Sheri (David). Andrew was the eldest son of Stephen and Mary Lorbetskie, and brother to Jerome (Colleen), Daniel (Shirl), Richard (Drenda), Brian (Lori) and predeceased by his brother Leonard. Andrew will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all his family, friends and customers. He was a caring and gentle man who worked tirelessly for his family and all his many devoted and loyal customers.
"Andy" was a regular donor at the Canadian Blood Services Clinic and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was starting to enjoy golf again with his children and his brother-in-law Tony.
Many friends, customers and family gather at the O'Reilly Funeral Home, in Barry's Bay, on Sunday, December 30, 2012 to pay their final respects. Mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Mary's Church in Wilno on Monday, December 31. Andy's body will be interred at St. Mary's Cemetery in the spring.
"I will never forget you for I have carved you
in the palm of my hand"
The family of Andrew Lorbetskie would like to thank all who supported us through our loss and sadness. Words cannot express our deep appreciation to family, friends and customers for all your hugs and words of comfort, visits, calls, cards, flowers, food, money, masses and memorial donations to the Canadian Red Cross and Knights of Columbus. A special thanks to Tim LaRiveiere, Eric Thompson and Richard Brotton for all your dedicated assistance.
To all those first at the scene, Theresa Borutskie, Sean Glofcheskie, Rose, Andrew, Tommy and Victor Kutchkoskie, words alone cannot express how grateful we are that you were there for us when we needed you most.
To OPP Constable Jordan Bullis, you will always hold a special place in our hearts. Your support was and still is breathtaking. To all the other 911 emergency response personnel, thank you so much. We know you did everything for Andy that you possibly could.
Our thanks also to the Sacred Heart League, the Knights of Columbus, to the readers, Kimberly Brown (niece and godchild), and Katrina Belanger (niece), to the pallbearers, Andy's nephews, Trevor Yantha, Jason, Cody, Jesse, Kyle and Mitchell Lorbetskie, to our faithful choir (Platt family), and friends Jonathan and Cindy Whitehead for their inspiring music, to Paul Platt (alter server), to Fr. Wojciech Blach, OMI, for the moving faith homily, to Fr. John Bosco and Fr. Mervin Coulas (concelebrants), to Sylvie Prince and his team for the delicious luncheon. Shaun, Mike and Cheryl at the O'Reilly Funeral Home, thank you so much for your very caring and professional service.
Last, but not least, we'd like to thank God for giving us the strength to carry us through the most difficult time in our lives and we trust that he will continue to love and guide us in the weeks, months and years ahead in carrying on in Andy's name. He has certainly held us in the palm of his hand.
Thank you so much for caring. God Bless!
Mary, Chris and Sheri
In Loving Memory of Stella Rita Palubiski
July 18, 1925 - December 15, 2012
Beloved wife of the late Leonard Palubiski, and daughter of Frank G. Cybulski and Victoria Sturr. Predeceased are her sisters Ann, Veronica, Theresa, Agnes and Dorothy. Brothers Adam, Frank J. and Fred. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. She died peacefully at the Valley Manor at the age of 87. Mass was held at St. Hedwig's Church on December 29, 2012.
The family of the late Stella Rita Palubiski would like to express their sincere thanks to Father Wojciech Blach, OMI, for Mass, to Father Chris Shalla for visits to the Manor, alter servers, and to Michael P. Dickinson at O'Reilly Funeral Home. Special thanks to Dr. Dawes and to staff at the Valley Manor for their compassionate care and kindness. Thanks for Masses and donations to St. Hedwig Restoration Fund, for the food and flowers, the beautiful choir music, and Agatha and her team for the delicious lunch. A thank you for all sympathy cards.
The Cybulski & Palubiski Families
In loving memory of our Dear Mother,
who left us 5 years ago December 27.
Five years have past since our sad day,
When one we loved so dear was called away,
God took her home, it is His will,
But in our hearts she liveth still.
Forever Loved & Missed
Your Loving Family
In loving memory of
Helen Dombroski (nee Lorbetski)
May 14, 1912 - December 5, 2012
Beloved wife of the late Peter Dombroski. She died peacefully at the Valley Manor in Barry's Bay, at the age of 100. Loving mother to Marie (the late Ron Nicholas) and Dick (Doreen). Predeceased by four children - Al (Merita Coulas), Carmel (Ed Golka), Rene (Beverly Summers), and Terry. Also predeceased by three grandchildren - Debra (Bernie Souline), Evan Golka and Kerry Golka. Grandmother to fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Mass was officiated at St. Hedwig's Church in Barry's Bay on December 8, 2012.
Card of Thanks
The family of the late Helen Dombroski would like to express their sincere thanks to Father Chris Shalla and Deacon Chabot, the altar servers, and to Sean and Michael at the O'Reilly Funeral Home. Special thanks to Dr. Dawes and to the staff at the Valley Manor for their compassionate care and kindness. Thanks for the masses and the donations to the St. Hedwig's Restoration Fund and the Valley Manor, for the food and flowers, the beautiful choir, and to Agatha and her team for the delicious luncheon. Thank you to the grandchildren Barry and Jimmy Dombroski, Eric Nicholas; great-grandchildren Christopher Nicholas, Owen Willbee and also Keith Jeffrey who served as pallbearers. A thank you for all the expressions of sympathy and the Sacred Heart League for the Rosary and prayers; and to anyone we may have missed.
The Dombroski Family
JACK JOHN E.N. BRISCOE
FEB. 7, 1947 - DEC. 8, 2012
A tender thought that brings a tear. A silent wish that you were here.
On December 8, 2012. The day the world lost a one of a kind personality, beloved husband and father of the late Pamela Larochelle and Christopher Briscoe. John Eric Norman Briscoe was struck down by cancer, but he lived each moment of each day until God took him home. He is survived by his daughters and their families, Kymberly McClinton, Bobbie Briscoe, Kelly Norlock and Amanda Briscoe and his only brother Brian Briscoe.
He will be missed by the many friends he had made over the years and most of all by his loving family.
Memorial service to be held on Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at the Gospel Chapel in Deacon, Ontario at 2 p.m.
Edmund D. Maika
December 3, 2007
I remember Daddy's hands,
folded silently in prayer.
And reaching out to hold me,
when I had a nightmare.
You could read quite a story,
in the calluses and lines.
Years of work and worry had left their mark behind.
I remember Daddy's hands,
how they held my Mama tight,
And patted my back, for something done right.
There are things that I've forgotten,
that I loved about the man,
But I'll always remember the love in Daddy's hands.
Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin',
Daddy's hands were hard as steel
when I'd done wrong.
Daddy's hands weren't always gentle,
But I've come to understand,
There was always love in Daddy's hands.
I remember Daddy's hands, working 'til they bled,
Sacrificed unselfishly, just to keep us all fed.
If I could do things over, I'd live my life again,
And never take for granted the love in Daddy's hands.
Stella and Lawrence Maika
In loving memory of a dear Dad,
Grandpa, and Great-Grandpa who
left us five years ago on December 9, 2007.
Your battle is now over,
no more tears flowing down your cheek,
no more pain, no more suffering,
now you are no longer weak.
I still do not understand why this had to happen to you,
but I am proud to say you are my Dad, the greatest man I ever knew.
You were always there for me and never once made me cry,
until the day you closed your eyes and had to say goodbye.
Now you are my Angel, so spread your wings out wide,
please wrap them around me whenever you see me cry.
Our time together was memorable
and God took you way too fast,
But the most precious thing to me was
you being there for my first breath,
and me being there for your last.
Forever in our hearts and dearly missed.
Beverley, Andy and family
MARGARET KATHERINE SHALLA
passed away peacefully into the arms of our Lord on November 28, 2012. Born June 21, 1918, Margaret was the second eldest of Paul and Anna (née Peplinski) Cybulski's seven children.
Growing up in Killaloe, Margaret graduated at the top of her class from the town's Catholic school. Recently she recalled that, as a child in 1935, she heard the whistle blowing at the Killaloe lumber mill late one Saturday night. Of course, this was a signal that the school was burning down. Much to her chagrin, the parish priest and the school board managed to have the students back in class first thing Monday morning.
It must have been this tenacity and sheer will to persevere despite all odds that inspired Margaret to leave her family home and move to Ottawa to attend Teacher's College the following year. She graduated with a teacher's diploma in 1937 and later dedicated her life to the growth and development of the children of Barry's Bay and surrounding communities. As a teacher and as a principal, Margaret connected with her students on a special level. She was recently honoured at the Sherwood Public School's 50th Anniversary for her work and dedication as the school's first principal.
Predeceased in death by her husband, John Shalla, her parents and siblings, Lou, Abby, Norman, Helen and Harry, Margaret is survived by her sister, Marie Gale (née Cybulski) and many nieces and nephews. Margaret will be cherished in our memories forever.
A memorial service is being held on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Hedwig's Roman Catholic Church. Flowers may be sent to St. Hedwig's Church, Barry's Bay, ON. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Francis Memorial Hospital Foundation/Hospice Palliative Care.
MINTHA, SUSAN JULIANA passed away peacefully at St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Barry's Bay, ON on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Maxie for 56 years. Dearest mother of John (Laurie) Pembroke, Peter (Wendy) Innisfil, Noreen (Gilles) Gatineau, and Andrew (Connie) Barry's Bay. Cherished grandmother of Amanda (Eric), Jason, Joshua (Katie), Jonathan, Jeffrey (Shayna), Kristopher, Nicholas, Alexandra, Laura, Emily and Stephanie. Great-grandmother of John, Taylor and Damian. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Martha Yandernoll and sister Annie Peplinskie (late Peter). Left to mourn are her brothers Sylvester (Johanna) and Raymond (Nancy) and sisters Esther Smaglinskie (late Edward) and Theresa Peplinskie (late Ephrem) and many nieces and nephews.
Her family would like to thank Dr. Dawes, all the nursing and support staff of St. Francis Memorial Hospital and clergy for the wonderful care that she received. Visitation at O'Reilly Funeral Home, 43 Stafford St., Barry's Bay, ON, Friday, November 30, 2012, 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at St. Hedwig's R.C. Church, Barry's Bay at 10:30 a.m. Interment at St. Hedwig's Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers donations to the Madawaska Valley Palliative and Hospice Care Foundation would be appreciated, 613-756-3044, www.sfmhosp.com.
“Wishing You Godspeed On Angels Wings”
DORIS KATHLEEN BOWES
March 21, 1920 - November 25, 2012
Thanks and appreciation to neighbours, friends and community of Barry's Bay for enriching our dear Mother's life.
She loved her life on the lake and joined good friends and neighbours at the Opeongo Seniors Centre and Church of the Epiphany Women's Guild for many years.
We are very grateful for the respectful, kind service from everyone at Lorraine's Pharmacy and Bank of Montreal.
Doris had the best of care in her home community, first at Water Tower Lodge, then at the Valley Manor where the staff, nurses and support workers were truly compassionate caregivers.
Over the past year and a half her quality of life was enhanced by the much appreciated love, assistance and advocacy of Vi and Matt Rogowski.
Thanks to Drs. Cybulski and Kukovica, emergency nurses, Michael and Christine Dickinson at O'Reilly Funeral Home and Rev. Darlene Cunliffe and the Women's Guild at the Church of the Epiphany for your kindness.
Expressions of sympathy and support can be made to the Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation, St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Barry's Bay.
She will affectionately be remembered for her genuine smile and generous good nature.