Friday, November 21, 2014

Obituaries

LAURA McCONNELL

Laura McConnell, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at 1 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church in Fort Frances.
A complete obituary will follow.

ELLEN NETTIE BRUCE

Ellen Nettie Bruce passed away on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at the Atikokan General Hospital in Atikokan.
On Jan. 18, 1926 she born and raised in Fort Frances to Dora (nee Maxsymiuk) and Mike Solaryk.
In her early working years, Ellen was a secretary employed at the Fort Frances Hospital.

MELVIN SPOON

We are very saddened to announce on Nov. 12, 2014 the passing of our dear brother, uncle, and friend, Melvin Spoon of Fort Frances.
Melvin was born in Atikokan, ON on Oct. 7, 1950.
He is predeceased by his father, William; mother, Selina; and brother, Joe.

DUNCAN ALEXANDER ANDERSON

Duncan Alexander Anderson passed away Nov. 1, 2014 in Red Deer, AB with family near his side.

GRACE MAY ANDERSON

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Grace May Anderson (nee Heaney) in Winnipeg on Nov. 10, 2014, shortly before her 87th birthday.
She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Norman Anderson, who left us in 2006, her granddaughter, Caihla, her mother and father, Jessie and James Heaney, and her two sisters, Alma and Evelyn.

PATRICIA J. BELANGER (nee CROWE)

Pat was born in Fort Frances, Ontario on July 26, 1948 to Tom and Jean Crowe and passed away in Fort Frances at the LaVerendrye Hospital on Monday November 17, 2014 surrounded by her family.

PHYLLIS ‘WIIS’ TOM

On Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 at the Winnipeg Health Science Centre, Phyllis Tom, 61, of Winnipeg, MB, peacefully passed away.
Phyllis was born on March 29, 1953 in Emo, ON, to Percy and Frances Tom.
Phyllis’ favourite pastime was playing Bingo. She enjoyed walking and visiting with friends in the city. During the summers, she could often be found on the pow-wow trail.

MARLENE WOOD

Marlene Mae Wood (nee Jewett) of Atikokan, ON, passed away peacefully at the Atikokan General Hospital on Nov. 12, 2014.
Marlene was born June 29, 1938 in Rainy River, ON. She was the eldest of nine children.

BETTY JEAN MUNRO

In loving memory of Betty Jean Munro (nee Bazylewski), who passed away peacefully at home, with her family by her side, on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.
Betty is survived by her loving husband, Keith Munro; children, Cory Munro (Theresa) and Toby Munro; and grandchildren, Taylor, Kaitlin, and Tyler.

WALTER “WHITEY” CHRISTIANSEN

Walter “Whitey” Christiansen
also known as “Christy”
passed away on Friday, November 7th, 2014 at the age of 94.

JENNETTE ANN CROSS

Jennette Ann Cross (Selman) (Abbott), 75, of Rainy River, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 at the Rainy River Health Centre with family at her side.
Jennette was born in her family home in Chapple Township.
She was predeceased by her parents, Gar and Mabel Abbott; brothers, Donald and Cecil; sisters, Stella, Jean, and Linda; and husband, Edward Cross.

VALERIE JEAN SJOBLOM

Valerie Jean Sjoblom, 68, of International Falls, Mn., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at the Rainy Lake Medical Center in International Falls.
She was born Jan. 14, 1946 in Kenora, Ont. to Jack and Amelia Jean (McTavish) Walker.
The former Valerie Jean Walker was united in marriage to Bernard “Benny” Sjoblom.

WILLIAM MATHIEW KRUKOSKI

William Mathiew Krukoski (“Krock”), 76, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.
He had suffered from many different ailments over the last several years and in the end, his big, huge heart simply stopped beating.

ERNEST ALEXANDER BRUNETTA

Ernest Alexander Brunetta, 88, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.
The oldest son of Giovanni “John” and Maria, he was born into a large and loving family as Ernesto Allessandro Brunetta on Feb. 24, 1926 in Thunder Bay, Ont.
The family moved to Fort Frances in 1940 when Ernie was 15.

COLLEEN LAURA BALL

Colleen Laura Ball (nee Hayes) was born Oct. 15, 1925 and passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at the age of 89 years young.
Daughter of Lloyd and Vera Hayes; and granddaughter of Richard Edgar and Charlotte May Hayes and Roberta and Rosanna Irvine.
Colleen was known as Kitty growing up in Dobie Township and attended Barwick School.