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FREDRICK JOHN DUSTAK

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Fredrick John Dustak on March 31, 2020.

Fred leaves behind his sons Shane(Cathy), Allan (Icela); and his grandsons Chad and Chace; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Fred was predeceased by his daughter, Melissa; his parents Nick and Joyce; as well as his sister, Marlene.

Fred was born on May 18, 1941 in Fort Frances and married to Donna Haney and worked for Boise for 30 years, retiring in 2000.

Fred loved to spending time at the cabin and fishing with his kids at Weller Lake.

EUGENE GRANT BULLIED

Sadly, the family announces the passing of Eugene Bullied, 85, of Emo at the LaVerendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

Eugene was born September 29, 1934 in Emo to Lawrence and Elizabeth Bullied. He loved spending time at his cabin on Clearwater Lake, anything he could do that involved his tractor, and his garden was his biggest passion.

He was also a lifetime member of Emo Legion Branch #99.

He was united in marriage to Marvel Olson on December 30, 1957.

TERRANCE LESTER MEDICINE Miizhikiibiines (Leader of Thunder) Migisi Clan

It is with great sadness that the family of Terrance Medicine announces his passing on Friday, April 3, 2020 at LaVerendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

He was born on September 17, 1990 in Fort Frances. He was raised in Big Island First Nation with Marian and Myers.

He loved to help his parents, go fishing and spending time with his friends. He graduated from high school and attended college taking culinary courses. He was the oldest of his siblings.

FRANCES (MARIE) GRENNIER

It is with profound sadness that the family of Frances (Marie) Grennier announce her passing on Sunday, March 29, 2020.

Marie loved her family, especially her husband Buzz -who pre-deceased her nine days earlier. She was his Mama Bear and he was her Boo. Together they have seven children, fifteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Marie was born in Middlebro, Manitoba on August 20, 1939. She moved to the Rainy River district in the 1950's, where she remained her entire life.

GAIL HELEN FULFORD

It is with great sorrow that the family of Gail Helen (Livingston) Fulford announces her passing on Sunday, March 29, 2020, peacefully with loved ones by her side.

Gail was born November 19, 1948, in Fort Frances, Ont. to Irvin and Helen (Sisco) Livingston.

LINDSAY JOSEPHINE SWERHUN (LUNDALE)

Lindsay passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the LaVerendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, ON,

Lindsay was born on August 3, 1988 in Calgary, AB where she spent her early years. While there she had the opportunity to participate in Wheelchair sports and was on the inaugural Dreams Take Flight trip to Disneyland. She moved to Fort Frances as a young girl and completed her education graduating in 2006.

She went on to obtain her social services worker degree in 2010 and worked a few summers with Community Living.

LINDSAY SWERHUN

Lindsay Swerhun, 31, of Fort Frances, ON passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the LaVerendrye General Hospital.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

A complete obituary will follow.

FRED DUSTAK

The family announces the passing of Fred Dustak on Tuesday March 31, 2020 at the La Verendrye Hospital.

Arrangements pending. Arrangements entrusted to Northridge Funeral Home.

Wardman, John

John Paul Wardman, beloved husband of the late Darlene Wardman, passed away in Medicine Hat on Friday, March 20, 2020, at the age of 84 years.

He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Vicky (Paul) Proffitt, Wendy (Albert) Bosch, Richard Wardman and Cheryl (Leroy) Yanke; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Linda Hirsekorn and Joan (David) Lawrence; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins as well as special friends, Tom (Melanie) Chaffee.

MARIE GRENNIER

Marie Grennier, 80, of Fort Frances, ON passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at the LaVerendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

A complete obituary will follow.

EUGENE BULLIED

Sadly, the family announces the passing of Eugene Bullied, 85, of Emo, ON on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the La Verendrye Hospital.

A complete announcement to follow. Arrangements entrusted to Northridge Funeral Home.

GAIL HELEN FULFORD

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gail Helen (Livingston) Fulford, 71, of Fort Frances, ON on Sunday, March 29, 2020 in the comfort of her home.

A complete obituary to follow. Arrangements entrusted to Northridge Funeral Home.

GAIL HELEN FULFORD

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gail Helen (Livingston) Fulford 71, of Fort Frances, Ont. on Sunday, March 29, 2020 in the comfort of her home.

A complete obituary to follow. Arrangements entrusted to Northridge Funeral Home.

TINA PETKAU

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1

Tina Petkau was born on April 11, 1938 and was taken to her Heavenly Home on March 17, 2020 at 6:26 p.m. in her home, Stratton, Ontario. She was born to Henry and Elizabeth Plett in Hanover, Manitoba, Canada.

Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her faithful husband Henry F Petkau and her 13 daughters, two sons along with all their spouses and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

EUGENE JOSEPH (BUZZ) GRENNIER

Eugene Joseph (Buzz) Grennier passed away peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2020.

Buzz loved his family, especially his wife Marie -she was his Mama Bear and he was her Boo. Together they have seven children, fifteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was proud of each and every one of them.

JANET YOUNG

On Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the LaVerendrye Hospital, Janet Young, 80, of Fort Frances and formerly of Emo peacefully passed away.

A complete announcement to follow, with memorial service to take place at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Northridge Funeral Home.

LAURA PATRICIA GILSON

It is with sadness that the family of Laura Patricia Gilson (nee Steer), 78, of Ottawa, Ontario announces her passin away on March 19, 2020.

Born May 23, 1941 in Collingwood, Ontario, Laura, better known as Pat, grew up in Midland, Ontario as an only child of Garfield and Laura Steer. Known as 'Patsy' by family and friends during her younger and wilder years, she loved to sing and dance and had a passion for life.

ROMA MARIE LARRY

Roma Marie Larry, 81, of Fort Frances, ON passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Rainycrest Long Term Care.

Roma was born on Aug. 13, 1938 in Pinewood, ON to Odilon and Lea Legros. She grew up in Pinewood, ON and moved to Fort Frances with her family as a teenager. She was united in marriage with Clifford Larry on Sept. 27, 1969.

JACK GEORGE BARNARD

It is with great sadness the family of Jack George Barnard 73 of Emo, Ontario announce his passing on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at the La Verendrye Hospital.

Jack was born to parents George and Ann Barnard on May 12, 1946 in Armstrong, Ontario.

Jack was a carpenter by trade and work at many projects throughout Ontario and beyond. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

NOLAN JAMES WINDIGO

Nolan James Windigo, 28, of Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the LaVerendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

A traditional wake will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 4 p.m. at Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation Gymnasium.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday March 25, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation Gymnasium.

A complete obituary will follow.

ALBERT TURGEON

July 3, 1943 – March 14, 2020

A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Dryden Community Funeral Home with Father Alan Campeau officiating.

Th ere will be no visitation as cremation has taken place.

Interment will take place at a later date.

Donations may be made to the DRHC Equipment Fund or a charity of choice through the Dryden Community Funeral Home 249 Grand Trunk Avenue Dryden, ON P8N 2X3

SIMON RUSSELL KABATAY Bear Clan

It is with great sadness that the family of Simon Kabatay announces his sudden passing on Monday, March 16, 2020 at the LaVerendrye Hospital.

Simon was born on April 27, 1993 in Winnipeg, MB to Bryan Kabatay and Lila Blackjack.

He lived in Seine River First Nation most of his life. He enjoyed BBQs and sitting around the summer fires with his family and close friends. He was looking forward to his fifth summer working with Pipestone Lodge as a guide. He was well known for helping out wherever he was needed at work and in general.