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"SHA" 2001 Obituary


SHAMAS o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2001-07-04 published
Abraham (Abe) J. SHAMAS
Peacefully at home on Thursday, June 28, 2001, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Loving husband of Sheila (née CASSON,) a friend and partner of 48 years. Loving father of Tom (wife Dianne,) Doctor Mary SHAMAS and John (wife Shelley), and grandfather of three: Allison, Jamie and Sophia all of Blind River. Predeceased by parents Tom and Sadie SHAMAS and sister Mary CARLSON.
Survived by brothers Fred of Thessalon, Andy (wife Tilly), Alex (wife Doreen) both of London, Nell MAXWELL (husband Ted) of Barrie and Jim of Sudbury. Abe was a lifelong resident of Blind River. He joined the Rotal Canadian Air Force - Royal Air Force in 1941, serving in coastal command in the Caribbean, Atlantic, Baltic and European areas. Abe started business in Blind River in 1946, and established AJ Bus Lines in 1950. Abe's love for his church, his family, Friends and fellow man, for his community and staff are well known. He enjoyed the beauty of nature to its fullest. Abe was always proud to mention the fact that the only reason his company survived and thrived was because he was blessed with the greatest staff a person could be blessed with. Abe served three terms as Deputy Mayor and Councillor of Blind River and was a 55 Year member of Penewobikong Lodge and Past Master. Abe was a 55 year member of Branch 189 of the Royal Canadian Legion, as well as past President and member of the Executive. Abe served as Past President of the Blind River Lions Club and Blind River Curling Club, and as a Director of Algoma Family Services.
Funeral service was held on Saturday, June 30 from St. Saviours Anglican Church, Blind River with Reverend Glen MILLER officiating. Interment in Hillside Cemetery, Blind River.
Arrangements entrusted to Menard Funeral Home Inc., Blind River.

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SHARPE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2001-04-11 published
In loving memory of Lloyd James LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH who passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 1, 2001, age 63.
Lloyd was in the Air Force for 7 years, worked for General Motors and from 1967 to 1986 he worked as an Identification Officer for the Sault Ste. Marie City Police.
Beloved husband of Eva. Dear father of Marnie BOISSONEAU of North Bay. Dear Pappa of Devin and Sasha. Chosen Pappa of Catherine ANICH, Josephine (Mark) SPRINGBETT, Joseph (Monica) ANICH, Dorothy Rose (Ron) McQUEEN, Janice ANICH- MacKIE (Herb), Andy (Sandra) ANICH and Bessie SHARPE. Grandchildren: Lisa, Danny and Michelle GUISE, Robbie CLEMENT, Vicky SPRINGBETT, Crystal
and April ANICH, Christian McQUEEN, Sarah and Andrea ANICH, Allyson SHARPE
and 9 great grandchildren. Loved son of Johanna LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH- RUSH of Little Current. Predeceased by father Everett LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Will be missed by brothers and sisters, Eva and Ray LOGAN, Joan (late Colin "Bomber" STREICH,) late Norma (Mervin SINNOSI and friend Linda,) John (Elaine) LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, David (Esther) LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH, Sandra (Bill KEATLEY) and George (Sharon) LEACH/LEECH/LEITCH. Remembered with love by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at Island Funeral Home officiated by Reverend AJ Nesseth. Cremation, burial in Hilly Grove Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements entrusted to Island Funeral Home, Little Current.

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SHAWANDA o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2001-09-26 published
Ellen (CUB- DEE) Mathilda MIGWANS
In loving memory of Ellen (Cub-Dee) Mathilda MIGWANS on Thursday, September 20, 2001 at Mindemoya Hospital at the age of 59.
Predeceased by husband Joseph MIGWANS and infant son Michael. Dear friend of Bill FERGUSON of M'Chigeeng. Beloved mother of Fred (wife Leah,) Sylvia (husband Bernard) ENSE, Leland, Russell (friend Beatrice) all of M'Chigeeng, Clyde (wife Colleen) of Wikwemikong, Lorraine of Sault Ste. Marie, Rhoda (Jeremy) EPP of Calgary, Joe (friend Marge) of Whitehorse.
Loving grandmother of Ryan, Sage, Wasnode, Adam, Vince, Tashina, Marlon, Marshall, Nathan, Joseph, Jordan, Neil, Brooke and Russell Junior. Dear daughter of Paul and Mabel CORBIERE both predeceased. Will be missed by brothers and sisters Archie (wife Hilda) CORBIERE, Alvin (wife Angeline) CORBIERE, Veronica CORBIERE, Shirley (husband Klaus) KAISER, Nancy CORBIERE (friend Eric) all of M'Chigeeng, Rosalind (husband Andrew) SHIGWADJA of Orillia, George CORBIERE of
Orillia, Sylvia SHAWANDA and (friend Edward) of Birch Island, Caroline CORBIERE of Sudbury and Orien CORBIERE of Thunder Bay. Remembered by many nieces, nephews and Friends. Visitation was on Friday, September 21, 2001 at the M'Chigeeng Community Complex. The Funeral service was held on Monday, September 24, 2001 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in M'Chigeeng, Ontario with Father Foliot officiating. Burial to take place M'Chigeeng Cemetery. Arrangement by Island Funeral Home.

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SHAWONGONABE o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2001-05-02 published
Johnny Malcolm DEBASSIGE
In loving memory of Johnny Malcolm DEBASSIGE, February 13, 1918 - April 29, Johnny DEBASSIGE, a resident of Gore Bay, and formerly of M'Chigeeng, died at the Sudbury Regional Hospital, St. Joseph's Site, on Sunday, April 29, 2001 at the age of 83 years. He was born at M'Chigeeng, son of the late Joseph P. and Mary DEBASSIGE. John had worked as a carpenter. He had served overseas in WW2, and was there when Holland was liberated. He enjoyed watching hockey and baseball and playing musical instruments. He took great pride in his family, and in particular was interested in the activities of the grand and great grandchildren. John was predeceased by his wife Florence {VINCENT} DEBASSIGE in 1984.
Loving father of Myrna HILDEBRAND (husband Greg predeceased) of Goderich Dorothy FOX (husband Edward) of Wikwemikong, Malcolm DEBASSIGE (wife Helen) of Restoule and Jimmy SHAWONGONABE (wife Colleen) of Williamsburg. Predeceased by son Boniface and chosen son Ambrose and grand_son Josh. Proud Mishoomis of Kim, Sheila, James, Blair, Donna, Jennifer, Jeanette, Diane, Jennifer, Ashley and Kerry and great Mishoomis of Thomas, Tanya, Sabrina, R.J., Brady, Caitlin, Adrienne and Hannah. Dear brother of Vincent of M' Chigeeng. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Lazare, Lawrence, Wilfred, Jimmy and Dan and sisters Elizabeth,
Philomene, Clara, Catherine and Adeline.
Friends called the M'Chigeeng Complex on Monday and Tuesday. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, M'Chigeeng on Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at 11: 00 a.m. with Fr. Bert Foliot as celebrant. Interment in M'Chigeeng Cemetery. Culgin Funeral Home

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