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DOMBROSKI, Irene (nee BISHOP) 78
My dad's last sibling of 14 has passed away. My father, mother, & family, as well as my aunt's family, mourn the passing of my Aunt Irene DOMBROSKI nee BISHOP at 78 years old. She was the daughter of Martha Grace SIMMS & Matthew Edwin BISHOP both of McCallum Bay area. Born 25th October 1924 in Hermitage, Newfoundland. Died 24th July 2003 in Ancaster, Ontario.

She was predeceased by her husband Pat DOMBROSKI and her sister Lucy OSMOND (of Martha & Matthew BISHOP) Port aux Basques, NFLD. Also predeceased by her half-sister Bridget GAULTON nee MUSSON (of Martha & Charles MUSSEAU-Mouse Island, PAB). Leaves to mourn, her half-brother Matthew Edward MUSSON (of Martha & Charles MUSSEAU). Also leaves behind her children Kevin DOMBROSKI & Irene (Paul) MCDONALD of Ancaster, Ontario... grandchildren, & greatgrandchildren. Brother-in-law Elmer GAULTON has been hospitalized for a week, and is unaware of her death (due to cancer & other complications yesterday).

Martha Grace SIMMS married Matthew BISHOP on Jan 1st, 1924. Irene BISHOP was born October 1924. Her father Matthew was accidently shot/killed while duck-hunting Jan. 16, 1926 and his daughter Lucy was born later that year. Irene's mother Martha later moved to Mouse Island, Port aux Basques with Irene & Lucy, and married widower Charles Morgan MUSSEAU. Charles already had 10 grown children, and he & Martha then had Matthew MUSSON(1932) & Bridget MUSSON (1930). The 1935 Mouse Island census shows Charles MUSSEAU, Martha, Irene, Bridget, Matthew and Lucy. Lucy, and Bridget both passed away in 1996... Charles' 1st ten children are also deceased. Irene & Lucy were half-sisters to my dad Matthew MUSSON & his sister Bridget. Irene married Pat DOMBROSKI in Hamilton, Ontario and Lucy married Cecil OSMOND in Mouse Island, Channel, Port aux Basques, NFLD. Bridget married Elmer GAULTON(ancestry Newfoundland) in Hamilton, Ontario. Irene, Bridget, & Matthew ended up in Hamilton, Ontario area since early 1950's. Irene returned many times, over the years to visit relatives in both Mouse Island, Port aux Basques, & the McCallum Bay, Hermitage area.

Funeral service in Ancaster, Ontario on Monday July 28, 2003 at St.Johns Church & burial in White Chapel cemetary, Hamilton, Ontario with her husband. She was proud of her British and Newfoundland heritage... a "Royalist" and "Newfoundlander" to the end, and will be sadly missed.

Contributed by Bruce Musson (Musseau, Mousseaux)

Two days after my Dad's half-sister Irene DOMBROSKI nee BISHOP passed away, his brother-in-law Elmer (husband to deceased sister Bridget) passed away.

My uncle Elmer GAULTON was born in Ontario, in 27th Feb, 1925 & passed away July 26, 2003 in Dundas, Ontario. Married about 1951 in Hamilton,Ontario. He was predeceased by his wife Bridget GAULTON nee MUSSON (Musseau) born Mouse Island, Port aux Basques, NFLD, 1930, died Hamilton, Ontario Feb. 1996. Bridget was the daughter of Charles MUSSEAU & Martha SIMMS of Mouse Island & Hermitage respectively. Elmer leaves to mourn his children James (Nancy) GAULTON, Sandra (Bill) SMITH, & Jeanne (Roly) MAILLOUX, their families & grandchildren. Elmer's grandfathers' (grandparents?) ancestry is also Newfoundland, of the GAULTON's, but we've been unable to discover the grandparent names so far.
Contributed by Bruce MUSSON (Musseau, Mousseaux) Son of Matthew MUSSON - Mouse Island, NL & Hamilton, ON. Grandson of Charles MUSSEAU - Mouse Island, Port aux Basques, NL.

HEWLIN, Nicodemus (Nick)
01-Dec-2003 (London Free Press)
(Born Cow Head, NL)

Peacefully with his family at his side at the Lambton Hospitals Group (Mitton Street Site, Sarnia) on Friday, November 28, 2003, Nicodemus (Nick) Hewlin, age 86, of Sarnia, beloved husband of the late Vivian Adelaide (Butler) Hewlin and loving father of Guy Hewlin and his wife Ruth (Hutchison) of London, Joy (Nelson) and her husband John of Lagoon City and Nick Hewlin Jr. and his wife Mary (White) of Camlachie, Nick and Vivian enjoyed many years as grandparents to Todd Hewlin and wife Leanne, Julie Hewlin, Andrea Nelson, Scott Nelson and Michael Hewlin and were proud great-grandparents of Zachary and Emma Hewlin. Also survived by his brothers Billie and Forward Hewlin; both of Newfoundland, he was pre-deceased by his brothers Hubert, Steve and Harvey and sisters Marjorie (Houpt) and Dulsie (Endicott).

Mr. Hewlin was a longstanding member (47 years) of Local 663-Pipefitters Union, and was an active member of the Salvation Army. Visitation will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home, 102 North Victoria Street, Sarnia, on Monday afternoon and evening from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, 970 Confederation Street, Sarnia on Tuesday, December 2nd. At 1:00 p.m. with Major Darrell Jackson officiating. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Salvation Army.
(Contributed by Dianne MacIntyre)

THOMPSON, William Leonard -
Veteran of World War II, Royal Navy and Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit, 50+ year member of the Bricklayers and Stonemasons Union in Toronto. Passed away peacefully at Toronto East General Hospital on August 11, 2003, in his 82nd year. Loving husband of Margaret for 57 years. Devoted father to Maureen (Bob), Shirley, Billy (Amanda), Roddy (Hannah), Robert (Deborah), Lorraine (Bob), Debbie, Darlene (John), and Sandra (Danny. Proud grandfather of 25 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered by his brothers Wallace (Barbara), Clarence (Lillian), and sister, Daisy (Garland), all in Newfoundland. A private family service took place followed by cremation. Burial at the Salvation Army cemetery in Coley's Point, Newfoundland on September 23rd.
Contributed by Shirley Thompson - My father passed away after a 28 month hospital stay after suffering a massive stroke in April of 2001. Another branch of my tree will be laid to rest.



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