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With profound sadness, the family of G. Douglas Emil Richard, 59, announce his sudden passing on Monday, April 25, 2016 at his home.

Doug was born in Winnipeg, Man. on Aug. 16, 1956 to George and Bertha Richard, one of seven siblings.

The family lived in multiple Mando bush camps prior to moving to Atikokan, Ont. in 1966.

At a young age, Doug worked with his father in various Mando camps as a logger. He worked for multiple logging companies in the Atikokan area, including Boise, C&H Logging, and McCool’s.


Ray Caul passed away March 3, 2016 in Thunder Bay, Ont.

He was born on June 25, 1936 in Devlin, Ont.

Ray was the youngest of 13 children of Lorne and Mary Caul. He grew up in the Fort Frances, Ont. area on a small farm.

Ray married Mildred Dolph in April, 1958 and had two children, Heather and Calvin.

Unfortunately, Ray’s life took an unexpected turn at the age of 31. His health and mental health challenges led to losses beyond his control.


Miriam Doreen (Chambers) Holland, originally from Antrim, North Ireland, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Vancouver, B.C. at the age of 77.

She is lovingly remembered by Harry Holland, her beloved husband of almost 50 years, of Vancouver; brother, Billy Chambers and sisters-in-law, Maureen and Hazel of Ireland; brother-in-law, Arnold (Ruth) Holland; and sisters-in-law, Muriel (Arleigh) Hanson, and Audrey and Beverley Holland.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, Ont.


Lyle Ralph Hudson passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, with his family at his side, on Friday morning, April 29, 2016 at La Verendrye Hospital in Frances, Ont.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Pat, the love of his life and his very best friend.

They were looking forward to celebrating 58 years of marriage on May 17 of this year. Lyle was a husband, a son, a father, a grandfather, and a great-grandfather.


It is with great sadness that the family of Margaret Hazel Strachan, announce her passing at the age of 99 years old.

Hazel passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at LaVerendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ontario.

Hazel was born on October 13, 1916 in Cartwright, Manitoba to the late Lorne and Gertrude (Arthurs) Caul.

She was the second youngest of fi ve and half - sister to eight, and lived most of her early years on the family farm in Devlin, Ontario.


On April 30, 2016 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont., Garth finished his earthly pilgrimage and went to be with his Lord and Saviour.

Garth was born in Dryden, Ont. on Dec. 16, 1938, the eldest of five boys and two girls.

At age 12, his father died suddenly while the family resided in Hornepayne, Ont. and it was a difficult time. Garth dropped out of school for a year to look after his baby sister who was only six months old. To put it in his own words, “We knew what it was to be poor, then we discovered poverty.”


Al Ward passed away peacefully at the Evergreen Seniors Home in Campbell River, B.C. on Thursday, April 28, 2016 with family and friends at his bedside.

He was 95 years old and had lived life to the fullest.

Al has been described as a “handsome, charming, debonair man with a winning smile and a twinkle in his eye.”

He was a well-respected senior manager throughout his career whose philosophy was to be “firm but fair,” was sought after for his wise counsel, and was a life-long learner.


Rev. Stuart McEntyre of Port Perry, Ont. passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry at the age of 86.

He was the beloved husband of Jean (nee McGregor); loving father of Neill and his, wife, Lori of Oshawa, Ont.; loved poppa of Jaeme and Robert; and dear brother of Sharon Entner of B.C. and the late Roy McEntyre of Minnesota.

The family will receive friends on Monday, May 2, 2016 from 10-11 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Port Perry, followed by a service to celebrate his life at 11 a.m.


The family of Glenn Canfield wishes to announce his peaceful passing in the early hours of Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the age of 91.

Glenn was born Oct. 10, 1924 to the late Verna and Alvin Canfield in Riding Mountain, Man.

Glenn joined the Royal Canadian Air Force at the age of 17 and graduated in January, 1944 with his Pilot Wing Standard.

On April 19, 1948, he married the late Margit Engstrom and together they had three children, Richard (Elaine) of Calgary, Alta., Donald (Debbie) of Fort Frances, Ont., and Ellen (Peter) Gagne of Fort Frances, Ont.


It is with profound sadness that the family of Elsa Kristina Hampton (Gustafson) announces her passing on Monday, April 18, 2016, at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was born on Nov. 8, 1931 in Fort Frances and lived in the area her entire life.

In her early years, she worked on the family farm in Crozier, helping with the animals and food to feed their family. In her later years, she worked outside the home at Sanitary Dry Cleaners and the hospital.


You left me beautiful memories,

Your love is still my guide,

And though we cannot see you,

You’re always at my side.

Anneke Orme passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Beausejour Hospital surrounded by her family and friends.

She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by Arthur Orme, her husband of 45 years; daughters, Anna Mae (Carlos) Clark and Trudy Orme; and grandchildren, Juan, Arael, Amy, and Alyssa.


It is with deep sadness that the family of Marcel Tookenay announces his passing on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at the age of 70.

Marcel has joined his parents, Leo and Margaret; siblings, Melvin, Joseph, Ethel (Reino), and Nancy (Harley); and his great-nephew, Adam Ahola.

Marcel was a gifted hockey player in his younger days. He played hockey in Calgary and later for the Port Arthur Marrs. He had the privilege of playing for the Memorial Cup when he played for the Fort William Canadians. He also played for the Jacksonville Blades.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Annie Maria Gladu (nee Boon) on Tueday, April 19, 2016 at Riverview Hospital in Winnipeg, Man. after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Annie was predeceased by her brother, Hank Boon.


With the deepest of regrets, we mourn the loss of our beloved brother in Christ, George Stephen Benjamin Baldwin, 61, of Fort Frances, Ont., who unexpectedly went home to his Lord & Saviour Jesus on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

Thankfully, his last wish was fulfilled as he was surrounded by many family and friends at his passing.

George had many different talents, which he implemented throughout his life in various types of employment, as well as serving his family, friends, neighbours, and communities of Rose and Green Manors.


Elsie Hampton, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, April 18, 2016 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

A complete obituary will follow.


Wallace G. (Gary, or Skip) Scott, 73, passed away Monday, April 11, 2016 in Apple Valley, Mn.

Skip is survived by his son, Michael G. Scott of Toronto, Ont. and numerous relatives in the Fort Frances, Ont. area.

He was predeceased by his son, Christopher J. Scott; mother, Hazel Swanson (nee Harley); and grandparents, Tim and Isabel Harley, who were very special to him and with whom he spent quite a lot of time in his younger years.

He also will be remembered by numerous friends in the Fort Frances and International Falls, Mn. area, and by the Carruthers family.


It is with deep sadness that the family of Paul Ka-Ga-Gi Indian, 81, announces his passing on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.

Paul was born May 25, 1934 at Lake of the Woods, Ont. to the late Bob and Theresa Indian.

He had worked at several jobs, including as a probation officer, commercial fisherman, guide, trapper, and volunteer fireman. He also was a Native Inmate Liaison Officer until his retirement.


After a long, courageous battle with cancer, Daisy McInnis (nee Jackway), 81, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away with her family by her side on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in Upsala, Ont.

Daisy was born Jan. 30, 1935 in Fort Frances to William and Mary Daisy Jackway.

Daisy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.

In her younger years, Daisy worked at different camps in the Sioux Narrows, Ont. area and briefly at the Fort Frances Jail until deciding to stay home and become a domestic engineer, in which she was so proud to be called.


It is with heavy hearts that the family of Gail Isabel Janice Shields announces her passing on Sunday, April 10, 2016 surrounded by her loving husband and heartbroken boys.

Gail was the daughter of Paul and Margaret Kielczewski, born on July 3, 1946. She was number five on the team of 12.

On Oct. 6, 1974, she married the love of her life, William Shields, and had a wonderful life with their two boys, Robert and Tod.


It is with sadness the family of John Bodnar announces his sudden passing on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

John was born May 10, 1946 to Joseph and Dominia Bodnar in St Boniface, Man. His family moved to Ontario and resettled in Roddick Township in 1951.

John graduated from Fort Frances High School and attended college in Sault Ste. Marie. He began his career in drafting in Scarborough, Ont., then in 1972 returned to Fort Frances with his wife, Edith, and settled in Alberton Township.

It is here that they raised their four sons.


It is with broken hearts that his family announces the passing of Frank Christian Ludwig Scheibler, 55, of Emo, Ont.

Frank passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in Thunder Bay, Ont., with his family singing and praying around his bedside.

Frank was born Feb. 8, 1961 at the Women’s Pavilion in Winnipeg, Man. to Johannes and Inge Scheibler of Emo–formerly of Stratton, Ont.


After a short battle with cancer, Donalda Mary McLean (Gregory) passed away peacefully at home.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Garry; son, Allan (Kathy); daughters, Linda (Del) and Lori (Bruce); sister, Dianne (Gary); grandsons, Bill, Scott, and Dylan; and nephew, Todd, and niece, Tracy.

Memorial services will be held Friday, April 22, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Fort Frances, Ont.


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of John Dale Kirk, 65, of Fort Frances, Ont., on Friday, April 8, 2016, with his family by his side, at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

John was born March 21, 1951 in Fort Frances to the late Earl Sr. and Vivian Kirk.

John was united in marriage to Diny Kirk on Nov. 15, 1980, who predeceased him on Nov. 27, 2014.

He also was predeceased by his parents, Earl Sr. and Vivian Kirk; and brother, Earl Kirk Jr.

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It is with heavy hearts that the family of Alanna Rose Kabatay announces her passing on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Her family was by her side until the very end.

Alanna was born Oct. 1, 1995 in Fort Frances. She lived on the Seine River, Ont. all of her life and loved being home.

She worked at various jobs, always willing to help out were needed. She particularly enjoyed working with her uncle, Ed Rydoell.