Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Obituaries

LESLIE JANICE ARMIT

It is with deep sadness that Leslie Janice Armit’s family announces her peaceful passing, with loved ones by her side, on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont.
She was born March 31, 1944 in Fort Frances, Ont. to the late Roy and Eldrid Tighe, where she grew up, attended school, and met the love of her life, Ray.

LESLIE JANICE ARMIT (TIGHE)

It is with deep sadness that the family of Leslie Janice Armit (Tighe) announces her passing on Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Funeral arrangements are pending and a complete obituary will follow.

DEE-ANNE (DARECHUK) KIELCZEWSKI

It is with profound sorrow that I announce the passing of my daughter, Dee-Anne Kielczewski, 57, of Thunder Bay, Ont., on July 21, 2014.
Dee passed away after struggling for eight months with lung cancer.
Dee-Anne was born June 19, 1957 in Fort Frances, Ont., the first-born to Bev Dawkins and the late Harry Darechuk.

MYLEN MAJOR-OSHIE

Mylen Major-Oshie Ogijaanakwad went to the Spirit world on July 14, 2014.
He was born March 31, 1957 to the late Norbert and late Mary Major (nee Oshie).

WALTER SANDMOEN

Family and friends are invited to a memorial service to be held on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at 1 p.m. for Walter Sandmoen at the McInnes Creek Chapel followed by interment in McInnes Creek Chapel Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Northridge Funeral Home.

DEE-ANNE (DARECHUK) KIELCZEWSKI

Dee-Anne (Darechuk) Kielczewski of Thunder Bay, Ontario passed away Monday, July 21, 2014.
Full obituary and funeral arrangement pending.

VALERIE JOAN HENRY

Valerie Joan Henry, 78, of Huntsville, Ont., passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Saturday, June 28, 2014 after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Valerie was born Sept. 9, 1935 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Minnie and Ben Langtry.
Valerie married the love of her life, Herbert John Henry, on Aug. 31, 1957.

OSCAR BURNELL

Sadly, the family announces the passing of Oscar Emery Burnell, 77, of Emo, Ont., on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at La Verendrye Hospital, Fort Frances, Ont.
Oscar was born Jan. 3, 1937 in Middlebro, Man. to Robert and Eleanor Burnell.
He left home at the age of 11 to work on a farm to help support his large family. He also worked in Alberta and in the Minaki area.

JUNE GAIL WHALEN

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of June Gail Whalen, nee Whitefield, on Thursday, July 3, 2014.
June was born June 16, 1956 in Fort Frances, Ont. to George and Lottie Whitefield.

JUNE GAIL WHALEN

Sadly, the family announces the sudden passing of June Gail Whalen, of Fort Frances, Ont., on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances at the age of 58.
A celebration of June’s life will be held Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, Ont., with Rev. Ralph Fluit officiating.
A complete obituary will follow.

PAULINE ANN GRANDAW

Pauline Ann Grandaw, 84, of International Falls, Mn., passed away Monday morning, June 30, 2014.
She was born Jan. 22, 1930, in Chicago, Ill. to Ward and Katherine Zeipen.
Pauline graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School in 1947.

LOUIS DECAIRE

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father and loving husband, Louis Decaire, of Fort Frances, Ont., on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.
He was born July 27, 1927 in St. Boniface, Man.
Louis worked for Boise Cascade as a papermaker and retired in September, 1987 after 36 years of service.

JOHN MAKARCHUK

John Makarchuk passed away Friday, June 27, 2014.
John was born June 13, 1933 and raised in Fort Frances in Northwestern Ontario (God’s Country, according to him) and had many stories, both funny and sad, about life there.

PATRICIA LARSON

Patricia Larson, born to John and Henrietta McCoy on March 13, 1971, passed away peacefully at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont., with family by her side, on Thursday, June 26, 2014.
She married Lawrence (Lard) Larson on Aug. 2, 1996.
Her loves were her nieces and nephews, her dog “Haven,” cooking, and fishing at the cabin.

ADELINE GERTRUDE (GALLANT) McCORMICK

Adeline Gertrude (Gallant) McCormick was born Sept. 1, 1931 in Angusville, Man. to Frank and Bertha Gallant.
Her life ended peacefully, with her family at her side, on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Atikokan General Hospital in Atikokan, Ont. after a short illness.