Livingston Daily Press & Argus, 28 April 2009
CHARLES H. (CHUCK) EARLAM - Age 80, of Howell, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2009. He was born July 1, 1928 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the son of Charles H. and Ivy (Drake) Earlam. Beloved husband of Margaret E. (vanVlymen) Earlam whom he married February 12, 1955 in Toronto. Dear father of Gregory of Howell, Anne (Dave) Miller of Fowlerville and Carole (Steve) Summers of Howell. Also survived by three grandchildren, Emily, Andrea and Greg; siblings, Dave Earlam and Rhoda Ridding, both of Ontario, Canada. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Chuck and his wife had traveled extensively, especially throughout the Caribbean. He was a member of Pinckney Lodge # 76, F. & A.M. and a member of the 48th Highlanders of Canada Old Comrades Association. He enjoyed playing the bagpipes, gardening, camping and spending time with friends and family. Visitation Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with services Thursday 11 a.m. at MacDonald's Funeral Home-Howell. . Memorial contributions may be made to the the American Lung Association.
Toronto Star, 24 January 2006
JOHNSON, Marjorie (née IRLAM) - Peacefully at Meadowcroft Place,
Mississauga on Monday, January 23, 2006, in her 96th year. Beloved wife
of the late Harold V. JOHNSON. Dear mother of Warner Harold JOHNSON. Proud
grandmother of Cynthia CZASKOS (née JOHNSON) and her husband Bob,
and great-grandmother of Jon BOUKEMA and his wife Lauren, Jennifer BOUKEMA
and her fiancé Kevin CALE, and Amanda BOUKEMA. Survived by her
niece Kathleen McDERMOTT and predeceased by her brother Roy William IRLAM.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St.
W., Toronto, at Windermere Ave., east of the Jane subway from 10 a.m.
to 12 noon on Thursday, January 26, 2006 followed by a graveside service
at Sanctuary Park Cemetery.
Victoria Times Colonist, 3 April 2009
ERLAM, ROBERT LLOYD, 1916 - 2009. Bob Erlam died peacefully March 26,
2009 in Cowichan District Hospital at Duncan, B,C. on Vancouver Island.
He was 92. Born in Edmonton on November 9, 1916, he lived in Calgary and
served for five years in the Canadian Army, seeing action as a dispatch
rider in Sicily, Italy and North Africa during the second world war. In
1945 he married Patricia Doreen "Rusty " Metson of Winnipeg.
Two years later they and their infant son Paul moved to Whitehorse Yukon,
where Bob worked at numerous jobs, including the Yukon Electrical and
army diesel power plants. He started working at The Whitehorse Star in
the early 60's for then owner Harry Boyle and in 1967 he and Rusty bought
The Star which they owned for 35 years. Bob took pictures of Yukon events:
of forest fires, plane crashes, rescues, surging glaciers, floods, mountain
climbs and new mines opening. Some appeared in Time and Life and the world
press. Well-known throughout the territory, his upbeat spirit and can-do
enthusiasm were described by a friend on Bob's 90th birthday: "You
took chances and succeeded; survived the war, married the best girl, turned
a little into a lot in the Yukon and enjoyed an interesting retirement.
From soldier, husband, parent, power plant operator, photographer, newspaper
owner, raconteur, artist, art collector, dog musher, stage manager, vintner,
world traveller, you have done enough for two lives already. Truly a life
well lived. " Bob and Rusty travelled extensively, having homes near
Nelson and recently Arbutus Ridge on Vancouver Island, but their hearts
remained in the Yukon. They sold the paper to its present owner, Jackie
Pierce in 2002. Bob was a founding member of the Yukon Foundation in 1980
and a member of the Yukon Order of Pioneers for 40 years. He is survived
by his wife of 63 years, "Rusty " of Nelson, son Paul (Maryann)
of Vancouver, grandsons Chris and James of Nelson, Garth of Vancouver
and numerous relatives in B.C. and Alberta. A gathering of friends and
relatives is to take place during the month of May at the Longbeach Rd.
family home near Nelson. Bob's ashes will be interred in the Yukon. The
family wishes to thank the emergency staff at Arbutus Ridge for their
prompt action during Bob's stroke and also Dr. Rimmer and nurses at the
Cowichan District Hospital in Duncan, B.C. 534092
Maclean Funeral Home Obituaries, Charlottetown
IRLAM, James Leslie: On July 8, 2010 James Irlam passed away at the age of 76. James will be deeply missed by all of his loving family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, July 12, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at 8003 - 136 Avenue, Edmonton, AB. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Stollery Children's Hospital.
ERLAM, Richard: Officers and Members of the Plumbers and Pipefitters
Local Union 488 are requested to attend a Memorial Service for our late
Brother, Richard Erlam, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at the
Royal Canadian Legion, Ponoka, AB.
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