Sunday, July 5, 2015

Obituaries

DONNA JEAN HANEY (DUSTAK)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Donna Jean Haney, 68, of Fort Frances, Ont., on Monday, June 29, 2015 at La Verendrye Hospital after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
As per Donna’s wishes, there will be no service.
She will be missed and loved by all her family and friends.

GEORGE CAWSTON

The family of George Cawston announces his passing on Thursday, June 25, 2015.
He was united in marriage to the late Betty Jean Armstrong in 1957.
George leaves behind his two sons, Rod (Debbi) and Murray (Cindy); and special friend, Sandy Stark, whom he met in late November, 1992.
He spent time since then travelling the world.

BETTY MARY RONNING

Betty Mary Ronning was born July 14, 1929 to Francis “Stanley” Beninger and Marjorie Beninger in Barwick, Ont.
When she was a young girl, her family moved to Emo, Ont., where she attended school.

MICHAEL ROACH

After being a burn survivor for five years, Michael Roach, 29, of Couchiching First Nation, Ont., passed away peacefully in his home on June 25, 2015 after succumbing to his injuries.
Parents Pat and Kim and older brother, John, welcomed Mike into the world on Feb. 13, 1986 in Red Deer, Alta.

ETHEL ANGELINA McKEE

It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Ethel Angelina McKee at her home on Monday, June 22, 2015.
Ethel was born Jan. 24, 1938 in Fort Frances, Ont. to the late Harold and Jennie Scott.
She had lived most of her life in Fort Frances, and had worked at the Fort Frances Jail and MacDonald Motors.

GEORGE CAWSTON

The family of George Cawston announces his passing on Thursday, June 25, 2015.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances, Ont.
A complete obituary will follow.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.

DALLIS JASON BLUEBIRD

It is with great sadness the family of Dallis Bluebird announces his passing on Saturday, June 20, 2015 in International Falls, Mn.
Dallis was born Aug. 29, 1974 in Rainy River, Ont. to Perry Archie and Janet Bluebird.
He grew up in International Falls, attending school there. He later worked at NorFab and as a commercial fisherman.

ALBERT (ABS) JOSEPH GEORGE

The family of Albert (Abs) Joseph George regretfully informs of his unexpected death.
He left us exactly as he would have wanted–at the beloved family cabin, after a long day of work on his rock wall; no long good-byes.
Abs will be fondly remembered for his larger-than-life personality that has touched so many both personally and professionally.

MILDRED LALOND

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Mildred Margaret (MacDonald) Lalond on Dec. 8, 2014 at her home at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.

BILL CULLEN

Bill Cullen, of Kamloops, B.C., passed away Monday, June 8, 2015 at age 76.
He is survived by his loving and supportive wife, Gerry; children, Sherri (Ray) Weremczuk and Tamara (Mark) Davies; and granddaughter, Seren Davies.

RUDOLPH LEONARD MORRISSEAU JR.

The family wishes to sadly announce that Rudolph Morrisseau Jr., 36, of Couchiching First Nation, Ont., passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015.
He was born June 15, 1979 in Fort Frances, Ont. and lived at Couchiching First Nation most of his life.
Rudolph enjoyed playing guitar, cooking, and hanging out with his family and friends. He also enjoyed his time with his three children.

THERESE PROCHASKA

Therese Prochaska, known to all as Terry, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015 at her home in Grand Forks, N.D. at age 89.
Terry was born June 29, 1925 in Baudette, Mn. to John William Grant Coutts and Margaret Ellen Coutts (Williams).

EVELYN ASHFORD

“Aunt” Margaret Evelyn Ashford passed away peacefully on May 19, 2015 at the Atikokan General Hospital in Atikokan, Ont.
Born in Hamilton, Ont. on Dec. 22, 1927, Evelyn worked as a nurse at Atikokan General Hospital from 1954 until her retirement in 1984 as Director of Nursing.
An alumnae of St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Hamilton, she had an exemplary 30-year career.

CHRISTINE MARY (‘CHRISTI’) POLZ

It is with deep sadness that the family of Christine Mary (“Christi”) Polz announces her passing on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at La Verendrye General Hospital.
Christi was born on Monday, Nov. 13, 1950 in Fort Frances, Ont. and had lived here all her life.

JEAN MILLER

Jean Miller, a long-time resident of Walker Avenue in Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully, with her family at her side, on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 in Thunder Bay.
She was born in Emo, Ont. in 1934.
Jean moved to Fort Frances at the age of 10 and moved to Walker Avenue 10 years later, where she lived for the next 60 years and took great pride in raising her six children there.