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Obituaries

SANDRA MARIE CALDER

Sandra Marie Calder (Bar), 51, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at home, with her family by her side, after a three-year struggle with cancer.

She was very stubborn and fought a long, hard battle.

Sandy is survived by her husband, Dennis; daughter, Melissa (Stephanie); son, Nathan; and much-loved grandsons, Nodin and Carter.

DANIEL ALEXANDER McFAYDEN

It's with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Daniel Alexander McFayden, 63, of Fort Frances, Ont., on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 with his children and family by his side.

Danny was born on May 19, 1954 in Fort Frances to Alexander and Margaret McFayden, joining his two older siblings, Jack and Diane.

After graduating from Fort Frances High School, he worked for more than 36 years in the Fort Frances pulp and paper mill, retiring in 2011.

RANDY MORRIS GERHARD

It is with great sadness the family of Randy Morris Gerhard announces his passing on Wednsday, June 14, 2017 in Goshen, Ind. doing what he loved: driving truck.

He was born on May 1, 1960 in Emo, Ont. to Thane and Aurise Gerhard.

In 1997, he married his love and soulmate, Iris Hyatt. Together they raised a blended family of six children.

BARBARA ANN EVANS

It is with tremendous sorrow that we announce the passing of Barbara Ann Evans, 72, at the Nanaimo Regional Hospital in British Columbia.

Ann was born in Worcester, England in 1944. In 1963, Ann graduated from Regina's Teachers' College, where she also met and married the love of her life, Harvie Wayne Evans.

Ann and Harvie moved to The Pas, Man. in 1969. While there, Ann became partial owner of the Opasquia Times newspaper.

In 1983, Ann and Harvie moved to Fort Frances, Ont., where Ann established a stained glass business. They retired to Nanaimo in 2004.

DOROTHY CARGILL

Dorothy Cargill passed away peacefully on Monday, June 19, 2017 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Prayer services will be held Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church at Couchiching First Nation.

A complete obituary will follow.

ART CARPENTER

Art Carpenter, 67, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017, surrounded by his family, after a long, brave battle with cancer.

Born in Fort Frances, Ont. on Nov. 23, 1949 to Richard and Elizabeth Carpenter, Art was the youngest of six children. He grew up in the north end of town on Victoria Avenue.

Completing his education in Rochester, Mn., Art graduated from Mayo High School in June, 1969 with a full hockey scholarship to the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

He married his sweetheart, Janice Hogan, on July 24, 1970.

JEANNIE FISET

It is with great sorrow that the family of Jeannie Fiset announces her unexpected passing on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Thunder Bay, Ont.

She was born on March 21, 1952 in Fort William, Ont. to Waino and Margret (nee DeCourt) Hamalainen.

Jeannie grew up in Pigeon River, Ont., moving to Atikokan, Ont. in 1954.

She was united in marriage to Jacques Fiset on Nov. 20, 1970 and together they settled in to raise their family.

JOANNE KIVIMAKI

JoAnne Ellen Kivimaki passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Monday, June 19, 2017.

She was born on Oct. 14, 1953 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Eviend and Connie Haugo. She received her education in Fort Frances.

She and Larry met in July, 1969 and were united in marriage on July 21, 1973, travelling the road of life for 48 years—44 of those years as a wife and mother.

She trained as a registered nursing assistant with her best friend, Mary, and worked at LaVerendrye Hospital in Fort Frances for several years until the birth of her son, Christopher.

DOROTHY CARGILL

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and great friend, Dorothy Cargill, on Monday, June 19, 2017 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Dorothy was born on April 16, 1937 at Couchiching to Anselm and Veronica Perrault, where she was raised.

On Sept 25, 1965, she was married to John Cargill and moved to Fort Frances, where she resided until her passing.

One of Dorothy's last requests was to return “home” to Couchiching, where she will rest beside her siblings.

RANDY GERHARD

With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Randy Gerhard, of Alberton, Ont., on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

A service will be held Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Knox United Church in Fort Frances.

A complete obituary will follow.

JEANNIE FISET

Jeannie Fiset, 65, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Thunder Bay, Ont.

A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 Bar Room starting at 1 p.m.

A complete obituary will follow.

LINDA M. MORRISSEAU

A celebration of life service for Linda M. Morrisseau will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at Couchiching First Nation.

Fr. Alan Albao will officiate, with interment at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery.

Linda is survived by her sons, Darren, Kevin, Cory (Desiree), and Eric; and grandchildren, Keenan, Austin, Emily, and Lennox.

She also is survived by her brothers, Raymond and Glen; sisters, Joey, Verna, and Judy; and brother-in-law, Donald Morrisseau.

KERI-LYNN READER MCSWAIN

Keri-Lynn Reader McSwain passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, June 11, 2017.

She leaves behind her parents, Sheri and Jim Reader; children, Jessica and Owen Baxter, and their father, David Baxter; and siblings, Kelly (Trevor) Dubois and her children, Tristan and Nicholas, Michael Reader and his daughter, Jacqueline, and Taylor Reader.

She also is survived by her cousins, Rachel and Leah; best friend, Bob Gillon; as well as many more family members who loved her and will miss her greatly.

KATHERINE CAROL ROSE (QUIGLEY)

Sadly, the family announces the passing of Kathy Rose, 61, of Rainy River, Ont., on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Rainy River Health Centre, with her children by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Kathy was born on Oct. 5, 1955 in Dauphin, Man. to George and Selina Quigley, and raised in Ashville, Man. After high school, she worked at the hospital in Gilbert Plains, Man.

GEORGE GERALD 'DEMPSEY' CALDER Gi'wiitinong Miigwan (Northern Feather)

With heavy hearts, the family of George Gerald “Dempsey” Calder announces his peaceful passing, with family by his side.

Dempsey was born on Nov. 12, 1938, in Fort Frances, Ont. and resided on Couchiching First Nation with his loving family.

He leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Barbara Ann “Perrault” Calder; daughters, Colleen, Sharon, Tina, and Ux; son, Terry (Donna); and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

SHELDON RONALD ROSS TUESDAY (Animake inini, Biizhew Dotem)

It is with great shock and sadness to announce the unexpected loss of our beloved Sheldon Ronald Ross Tuesday on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Sheldon was born on July 7, 1984 in Kenora, Ont. to Ross Tuesday and Vivian Mandamin. He was the eldest of his seven siblings.

He grew up in Big Grassy with his grandparents, Gary and Stella Tuesday. He loved his children, his whole family, as well as golfing, fishing, hunting, and casino, and was very artistic.

He is such a great loss to everyone who knew him. Everyone he cared for and loved for during his time with us.

MICHAEL FRANCIS PEGLER

With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Mike Pegler, 84, of Emo, Ont., on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Emo Health Centre.

Mike was born on Dec. 7, 1932 in London, England to Francis and Marie Peglar. He came to Canada in 1968.

Mike worked as a security guard, and helped build the Winnipeg Square. He also worked at the Mattabi Mine in the late 1970s, built furniture, log cabins, and doll houses, and was an avid painter (a true artist).

In his later years, he even took on a job restoring boats when he was supposed to be retired.

MARGARET GRACE RAHN

The family would like to extend an invitation for family and friends to attend the committal service for Margaret Grace Rahn (nee Canfield) on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Barwick Cemetery in Chapple Township.

STERLING BRUYERE

It is with great sorrow that we say goodbye to Sterling Bruyere.

He passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2017 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Sterling was born on Feb. 22, 1947 to George and Bella Bruyere.

He was part of a set of twins, and he and Sydney were inseparable from the day they were born. They did everything together, hunting, fishing, and guiding on Stokes Bay. Not a day went by without them visiting, talking, and spending time together.

His love of teasing and sarcastic jokes will be greatly missed.

WILFRED 'WILLIE' CAUL

It is with great sadness that the family of Wilfred Caul announces his passing on Sunday, May 21, 2017 in the comfort of his home in Devlin, Ont.

Born on July 15, 1931 in Pinewood, Ont., he was one of 13 children of Lorne and Mary Caul.

Wilfred married Lois Cooke on Aug. 10, 1956 and had one son, Keith.

Wilfred is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lois; son, Keith and wife, Jodi; grandchildren Kayla (Rey), Mackenzie, and Riley (Crystal); and great-grandsons, Rustin and Ryker.

REV. RONALD PHILLIPS GROUT

Sadly, the family announces the sudden passing of Ronald Phillips Grout, 83, of Morson, Ont., on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 while visiting family in Texas.

Ron was born on Jan. 24, 1934 in Staten Island, New York City, New York to Stanley and Mary Grout.

In 1947, the Grout family left New York to move to Riverside, Calif. There he met Clara Lucille (Lucy) Speas in 1954 when she moved to California from Kalona, Iowa. They were united in marriage on Aug. 21, 1955 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Riverside.

RONALD BANKS

It is with great sadness that the family of Ronald Malcolm Banks announces his passing on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont., surrounded by his family and friends, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Ron was born on Feb. 4, 1955 in Fort Frances to the late Robert and Alice (McRitchie) Banks.

During Ron's early years, he attended school in Fort Frances and spent summers at Reef Point, which is where he met his wife, Carol.

TERRY KIELCZEWSKI

It is with great sadness that the family of Terry Kielczewski announces his passing on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Terry was born on Nov. 21, 1953 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Allan and Rita Kielczewski.

He grew up in Fort Frances, Namakan Lake, Rainy Lake, and Mine Centre.

Terry leaves behind his wife, Kathy; brothers, Larry and Gary; sister, Kathy May; nieces, Kalan and Sarah; nephews, Cole and Jake; great-niece and god-daughter, Tatum; great-nephew, Hayden; and god-children, Maddy and Logan Pierre.

Cousins, family, and friends also abound.