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LIDKEA, Victor

Passed away at the North Bay General Hospital, February 15, 2004, at the age of 62 years. Dear brother of Jack (Bette) of Markdale, Ontario, Robert (Margaret) of Fort Frances and Bill (Wilma) of Thorold.

GERVAIS, Mariette

At Leisureworld Nursing Care Centre, Monday, February 16, 2004. Mariette Gervais (nee Desjardins), beloved wife of the late Ovide Gervais, in her 78th year.

PHILION, Francois (Frank) 1922 – 2004

The family announces with sorrow his passing at the West Nipissing General Hospital, on Sunday, February 15, 2004, at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Pierrette Philion (née Monette).


At North Bay General Hospital, Scollard Site, Sunday February 15, 2004, Edgar Larivière, beloved husband of the late Irene Larivière (née Guillemette), in his 82nd year.

HAWMAN, Maxine

Passed into the presence of her Lord, at North Bay General Hospital, McLaren Site, on Friday February 13th, 2004. Beloved daughter of the late Edward and Pearl Hawman.


Passed away at his residence February 12, 2004 at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by his wife Helen Hodgson (nee Woito). Dear father of Sandra (Wayne Olshaski) and Timothy (Lynn). Dear grandfather of Olivia.

LUESBY, Irene Elsie

Peacefully, at Cassellholme, on Thursday, February 12, 2004, at the age of 86 years. Irene Elsie Tomkins was the beloved wife of the late Melville Luesby whom she married in 1949. She was predeceased by Metville on February 17,1985.


The death occurred at the Temiskaming District Hospital, New Liskeard on Wednesday. February 11, 2004 of Miss Joyce Leaper. Miss Leaper died following a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 74 years.

PARKS, William "Dinty"

In his 84th year, on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at his winter home in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Dinty was a life long resident of the North Bay area. Former Professional Wrestler and tourist camp and motel owner in the Sunset Park area.

DUFRESNE, Noel Albert

Suddenly, at his residence, Monday, February 9,2004, "Jeff" Dufresne, beloved husband of the late Margaret Dufresne (nee Alderton), in his 81st year.