Thelma Annabel Jean Laplante (nee: Steele), of Hearst - Date of Death: October 16th, 2004 - The funeral service for longtime Hearstian Thelma Annabel Jean (née Steele) Laplante, 69, of the Foyer des Pionniers Nursing Home set for today (Oct. 20th). She died Oct. 16, 2004 at Notre-Dame Hospital from an illness. Born Feb. 12, 1935 in Toronto, she came to the Hearst area in 1941. She resided at the Foyer since July 2000. Described by family as kind-hearted and loving, she was a member of the Club soleil des aîné-e-s seniors club and enjoyed bingo, cards, listening to music, and colouring books. Predeceased by her mother Elvera Steele in 2000, she leaves daughters Doreen (Richard) Hooper and Betty 'Brenda' (Philippe) Dumas, all of Hearst, a sister Doris (Marcel) Vaillancourt of Iron Bridge, and eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Rev. Douglas Richardson is to direct the 4 p.m. service at the Salon Lafrance Funeral Home. The deceased is to be interred alongside her mother at Riverside Cemetery. Commemorative donations may be made to the Foyer.