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Obituaries

NANCY ANN GREEN

Nancy Ann Green passed away quietly with family by her side on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at Rainycrest Long Term Care after an unexpected illness.

Nancy was born in International Falls, Mn. on April 20, 1936.

Nancy grew up in Fort Frances attending school and completing her high school at Balmoral Hall in Winnipeg. A short time later, Nancy completed her professional training at Success Business College in Winnipeg.

ROBERT NORMAN (BOB) CRAWFORD

Robert Norman Crawford, 62, of Fort Frances, Ont. passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Bob was born on Sept. 30, 1957 in Powassan, Ont. to the late Cye and Ina Crawford.

He attended the Algoma Highlands School as a young man. Bob drove truck all over Canada before settling in Fort Frances in 2005.

While here, he worked for various trucking companies including Hiekki Lampi, Mel DeGagne, Witherspoons and Claude Jodoin. He ran the Kitchen Table Restaurant for two years.

DALE LUDGER AUGUST DUVAL

It is with great sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Dale Duval, 54, of Lake of the Woods Twp, Ont. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019.

Dale was born Jan. 7, 1965 in St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Man. to parents Dominic and Beverly Duval.

In 1990, the family moved from Winnipeg to Atikokan, Ont. then relocated to a small farm in Lake of the Woods Twp.

Dale had a great love for the outdoors, fishing, gardening, tending to the lawn, video games and listening to music where among some of things he loved to do.

PATRICIA JURIVEE (MAINVILLE) Oct. 1949-Aug. 2019

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Patricia Jurivee (nee Mainville) of Couchiching First Nation announce her sudden passing at the young age of 69 on Saturday, Aug. 3 at La Verendrye Hospital.

She passed peacefully after her valiant battle with illness and was surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Patricia was predeceased by her parents, Betty and Walter, as well as her beloved daughter, Tammy Lyon, sister, Diana and brother, Dale.

SHARON ANN STRACHAN

After a hard-fought battle with cancer, Sharon Ann Strachan, 69, passed away peacefully with her husband and daughters by her side on Aug. 17, 2019.

Sharon was born June 21, 1950 in Fort Frances, Ontario to Clifford and Amelia Bruyere. Sharon grew up in a large family on Couchiching First Nation with numerous sisters and brothers.

Sharon married Murray on April 27, 1968 at Our Lady of Lourdes on Couchiching First Nation. They had a son, Craig, who passed away at a young age in a tragic accident.

DAVID YERXA

It is with great sadness that the family of David Yerxa announces his passing on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 in Kenora.

A traditional wake will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 from 5 p.m. at the Couchiching First Nation Multi Use Building followed with a traditional funeral service in the morning of Friday, Aug. 23, 2019.

A complete obituary will follow.

KATHLEEN LOUISE (CHANDLER) ADVENT

It is with great sadness the family of Kathleen Louise Advent, 95, of Rainy River, Ont., announce her passing at the Rainy River Hospital on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 with her family by her side.

Kay was born January 30, 1924 in Pinewood, Ont., to parents Fanny and Thomas Chandler.

She attended school in Pinewood to Grade 8. She loved school and was an avid learner and was always up on current affairs. She then worked as a housekeeper and nanny for numerous families in the area.

NANCY ANN GREEN

Nancy Ann Green passed away quietly with family by her side on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at Rainycrest Long Term Care after an unexpected illness.

Nancy was born in International Falls, Mn. on April 20, 1936.

Nancy grew up in Fort Frances attending school and completing her high school at Balmoral Hall in Winnipeg. A short time later, Nancy completed her professional training at Success Business College in Winnipeg.

SHARON ANN STRACHAN

Sharon Ann Strachan passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 with her husband Murray, and their daughters Michelle Strachan and Nicole Miller by her side.

A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Couchiching First Nation with a reception to follow.

A full obituary will be published at a later date.

MARGARET RADBOURNE

Margaret Elizabeth Radbourne, 94, of Fort Frances, Ont., formerly of Emo, Ont. passed away peacefully at Rainycrest Home for the Aged on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019.

Peggy was born Feb. 10, 1925 in Toronto, Ont. She was the only child of the late David and Helena Smith. She grew up close to her many

cousins in the Toronto area.

Peggy worked briefly for the Toronto Transit Commission before meeting the love of her life.

She was united in marriage to Walter (Ken) Radbourne on Dec. 9, 1944.

DALE NEWMAN

It is with great sadness that the family of Dale Newman announce his sudden passing.

Dale is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Tracy (Asselin), and sons, Dustin and Danny.

He is survived by his sister, Diana Koski (Ray) of Thunder Bay, and predeceased by his parents, Reino and Ilona Kaukinen, and nephew, Derek Koski.

He will be remembered by nephew, Ryan Koski, Aunt Velva and Uncle Pekka Roininen, and brothers-in-law, Ted and Rick Asselin and their families, as well as many friends and cousins.

KARI LYNN JEWETT (MOEN)

It is with great sadness that the family of Kari Jewett (nee Moen) announces her passing at her residence on July 31, 2019 at the age of 64.

Kari will be lovingly missed and remembered by her two children, Jamie and Kelly (Jeff), and by those who loved and cherished her.

She will be fondly remembered by her two grandsons, Kellan and Baylen, who were her heart and soul and light of her life.

Kari is also survived by her siblings, Leonard (Joanne) Moen, and Doug (Donna) Moen; and uncles Lenard Ricci, Earl (Liz) Ricci, and Lloyd (Patsy) Moen and their families.

ALAN JAMES 'JIM' CRACKEL

To begin with the ending, Jim Crackel (Alan James Crackel) died Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the age of 85.

Jim was born in Rainy River in 1934 to James and Alice Crackel.

He graduated from the University of North Dakota, married Gail in 1960, became an educator (teacher and principal), had five children, and eight grandkids.

He earned two degrees at the University of North Dakota, one of which was in the field of geology. He continued his post-secondary education at several universities throughout his career.

PATRICIA ANN JURIVEE

Patricia Ann Jurivee, 69, of Couchiching First Nation passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at La Verendrye Hospital.

Prayer service will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Couchiching First Nation.

Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Couchiching First Nation.

A complete obituary will follow.

EDWARD OMER ST. PIERRE

Edward Omer St. Pierre, 76, of Emo, Ont., formerly of Wyoming, Ont., passed away on July 24, 2019 at 12:30 a.m. at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was the son of the late Edward Issac and Lauda Rose St. Pierre; father to late son, Marc; father to Nicole (Hamish) Smith; and Pepe to Blake and Matt.

Omer leaves behind his siblings, Alma (Stan) Chalupka, Frank (Janet), Maurice (Jean), Mary Lou (Warren) Milliken, Margaret (Casey) Hendrikx, and Chuck (Emily); and his many nieces and nephews.

JON BERGLUND (1934-2019)

Dear friends, Jon had a way of talking about things, and an attitude towards life, that is difficult to convey.

We believe he would approve of the following “farewell note,” which we have paraphrased from many conversations and fun times over the years. This is who he was.

We hope you enjoy and agree.

Jon requested no service, but we intend to hold an informal gathering to celebrate Jon's life at some point in the future, and we'll spread the word when that time comes.

Love, Millie, Michael, Linda and family.

LEON GREGORY SWIRE

It is with profound sadness the family of Leon Gregory Swire announce his sudden passing on July 26, 2019—just 17 days after the passing of his love of 30 years, Olga Dawkins.

Leon was born April 18, 1948 in Fort Frances, Ont.

Leon grew up on a farm north of Emo. Following high school his first job was on the CN Railroad in Northern Manitoba.

He worked for a short time in the Griffith Mine in Ear Falls, Ont. During those years he started his own family of three boys.

JUNE RUTH HAMALAINEN

It is with great sadness that the family of June Ruth Hamalainen (nee Vollans, nee Mack) announce her sudden passing at 78 years, on Wednesday July 24, 2019 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

June was born on June 17, 1941 in Port Arthur, Ont., first child of Lillian and Ronald Vollans.

She spent her first 11 years growing up in Port Arthur, then in 1953 the family moved to Atikokan, Ont.

The next few years had her attending the local schools and eventually helping her parents at Ron's Service.

TERRY 'ZEE' ADAMS Minodaagozii'inninii

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Minodaagozii'inninii, Terry “Zee” Adams, Pizhew dodem, on Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Thunder Bay, Ont. Terry was born on June 10, 1975 in Fort Frances, Ont.

Terry is survived by his son, Christopher Gallow; his mother, Debbie Adams; his grandmother, Josephine Bruyere; his brothers, Ryan Adams (Tricia), Dwayne Steiner (Jody), and Jeff Kelly-Sky; his father, Rick Adams; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

ELEONOR MARY TUREWICH

Eleonor Mary Turewich passed away peacefully at her home, Rainycrest Long-Term Care, on July 21, 2019.

Eleonor was born on April 22, 1939 to the late Anthony and Christina Magnan. She grew up in the east end of Fort Frances and received her elementary education at St. Mary's School.

From the time she was a child, Eleonor knew she wanted to be a nurse. That goal was fulfilled after she completed the RPN (formerly RNA) course and began her nursing career at La Verendrye Hospital.

ROY B. YOUNG

It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Roy B. Young on July 12, 2019, at Rainycrest in Fort Frances, Ont.

He was born July 3,1931, in Twillingate, Nfld.

Roy grew up in the town of Twillingate. After high school he spent one year teaching school but decided that was not to be his vocation.

He found employment with an American Army Base in Stephenville, Nfld., until September 1955, when he travelled to Waterloo, Ont.to attend Lutheran College.