Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Obituaries

ROBERT ANTHONY (TONY) WEIR

Tony passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 surrounded by his loving family at Riverside hospital.
He was born on November 20, 1927 to the late William and Sarah Weir on the farm in Crozier where he lived his entire life.
Tony was united in marriage to his sweetheart Dorothy Cornell on July 27, 1954.

LOUISA MAY (TIPPY ARMIT) JOHNSON

It is with great shock and sadness that the family and friends of Louisa May (Tippy Armit) Johnson acknowledge her passing to a better place on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in the United Hospital at St. Paul, Mn., surrounded by the love and respect of her family.
Tippy was born Sept. 17, 1941 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Cecilia (Calder) and Charles Armit, the youngest of five children.

ELIZABETH BERTHA THIERRY

Elizabeth Bertha Thierry (nee McLeod) passed away peacefully at home, under hospice care, on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Blain; son, Donald (Nanette); step-grandchildren, Roger and Madeline; son, David (Anita); and granddaughter, Sophia.
Elizabeth, one of 11 siblings, was born Jan. 3, 1932 and raised in Fort Frances, Ont.

RONALD ROBERT JACK (Manitoo Giishig)

It is with great sorrow that the family of Ronald Jack announces his passing on Monday, April 7, 2014 at Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation.
He was born July 1, 1954 in Kenora, Ont. to John Bull Sr. and Ida Jourdain. He was raised at Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation by his grandparents, Stewart Jack and Mary Green.

GLADYS GRACE MACKAY

Gladys Grace Mackay passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Mountain View Manor at the age of 87.
Gladys was born in Fort Frances, Ont., the fourth of five children, to Perley and Florence Holmes.
She is survived by her sister, Helen (Julius) Toth.
She was predeceased by her siblings, Ina Parlane, Ray Holmes, and James Holmes.

LOUISA MAY JOHNSON

Louisa May (Tippy Armit) Johnson, 72, went to a better place on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in the United Hospital in St. Paul Mn. with her family at her side.
Services will be in Apple Valley, with a memorial in Fort Frances, Ont. at a later date.
A complete obituary will follow.

John W. M. “Jack” LIDKEA

John W. M. “Jack” LIDKEA
Deceased April 5, 2014
Age 87
Markdale, ON
Survived by his wife Bette, daughters Paula (Rick) Loxton, Dana Kelso and son Steve (Roxanna) and their families.
Also survived by his brother Dr. Robert (Margaret) Lidkea and their family.

PETER JOHN van VLIET

In loving memory of Peter John van Vliet, 89, who passed away peacefully at his home, with his family by his side, on Friday, March 21, 2014.

WALTER BRUCE SANDMOEN

Walter Sandmoen, of Rainy River, Ont., passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014.
He was born on the farm north of Rainy River on Aug. 31, 1926 to Charlie and Mabel Sandmoen.
He lived most of his life on the farm, except for time spent in the army.
He worked as a switchman for the CNR in Atikokan for more than 30 years until his retirement.

JACK PATRICK DICKSON

The family of Jack Patrick Dickson is sad to announce his passing on Monday, March 24, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Jack was born June 21, 1955 to Marjorie and John Dickson in Thunder Bay, Ont.
He lived most of his life in Fort Frances, Ont.
Jack worked for UPS for 12 years before joining Ainsworth. He worked in Barwick, Ont. for 15 years, leaving to pursue his hobbies.

DENNIS WILLIAM BUSH

Dennis William Bush, 72, of Loman, Mn., passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at his home, with family by his side, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born May 19, 1941 and raised in the Littlefork, Mn. area.
Dennis was a devout Christian, a great listener, and confident speaker. His greatest attribute, and what he was most remembered for, was his ready smile.

DENNIS WILLIAM BUSH

Dennis William Bush, 72, of Loman, Mn., passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at his home, with family by his side, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born May 19, 1941.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service at Littlefork Lutheran Church on Friday, March 21, 2014.
Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Loman.

EDWARD DONALD HAVER

Edward Haver, 78, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, with family by his side, at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
He was born May 30, 1935 in Eriksdale, Man. to Frederick and Marie Haver.
He lived in Eriksdale until 1947, moving to Fort Frances with his family.

ROY DELANO KORPI

It is with great sorrow that the family of Roy Delano Korpi announces his sudden passing on Tuesday, March 12, 2014 at the Dryden Regional Health Centre in Dryden, Ont.

BRIAN DOUGLAS MURRAY

The family is very sad to announce the passing of Brian Murray on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 with his family by his side.
He was born Oct. 6, 1948 in Winnipeg, Man. He then was raised in Kenora, Ont. until he moved to Fort Frances, Ont., where he has lived since.
Brian was predeceased by his son, Brian Jr.; and mother-in-law, Ardelle, and father-in-law, Marvin Brigham.