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JOE PALDIO

It is with great sadness that the family of Joe Paldio announces his peaceful passing on Monday, March 25, 2019.

A complete obituary will follow.

LOTTIE WHITEFIELD

Lottie Whitefield, 95, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.

A complete obituary will follow.

DOUGLAS MURRAY WITHERSPOON

It is with great sadness the family of Doug Witherspoon announces his passing at his residence on Thursday, March 14, 2019 with his children at his side at the age of 66.

Doug was born in Fort Frances, Ont. on April 9, 1952 to William (Bill) and Bernice Witherspoon. He was the youngest of four children and lived all of his life in the Devlin, Ont. area.

Doug married Laurie Carlson (Lindberg) on July 22, 1972 and together they raised three children, Cheri, Kristi, and William (Billy) in Devlin.

WILLIAM HENRY ('WILLIE') ALMERS

It is with great sadness that the family of Willie Almers announces his passing, at the age of 97, on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River, Ont.

Willie was born on Jan. 5, 1922 in Morson, Ont. to the late John and Nora Almers.

At the age of 13, he started running boats and doing some guiding. At the age of 18, he left the lake and enrolled into the Canadian Army. He served overseas, spending time in Germany and Normandy as a field medic.

ARVILLA 'BILLIE' DEGELMAN (SCHICKLING)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, and sister, Arvilla (“Billie”) Virginia Degelman, age 90, on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Victoria, B.C. with her daughters at her side.

Arvilla was born in Popple, Mn. on May 2, 1928 and grew up in International Falls, Mn.

She was predeceased by her husband, Paul; parents, Esther (Grier) and Harry Schickling; sister, Ione Boomgaarden; niece, Joanne Boomgaarden; niece, Debbie Anderson; and half-brother, Oliver Hallin.

BETTY MAE SIEGEL

Betty Mae Siegel, 80, of Thunder Bay, Ont., passed away peacefully, with her family at her side, on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at the South Health Campus Hospital in Calgary, Alta.

Interment will take place in Emo, Ont. at a later date.

Betty was born on April 21, 1938 in Emo to Oswald and Mabel Cameron.

Betty was married to Werner Siegel on March 1, 1968; they were married 51years.

WILLIAM JAMES ('BUD') MOORE

Bud Moore, loving husband of Joyce for 58 years, as well as father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the age of 81 at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ont. after a sudden and unexpected illness.

Bud was born to John Mortimer (Jip) and Olive Jane (Wilson) Moore on Dec. 18, 1937 in Sudbury, Ont., spending much of his childhood in his much-beloved Barwick, Ont.

He was married to Joyce Bonus on Aug.13, 1960.

Bud was father to John and Shelley; proud grandpa to Joseph (son of Andre and Shelley); and step-grandpa Wow to Katelynn.

SANDRA NAULT

Sandra Faye Weston Nault, 65, passed away peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at her home in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was born to Hildor and Mae Estella Weston in Baudette, Mn. on May 17, 1953 and grew up in South International Falls by the Holler School.

While attending Falls Senior High School, Sandra participated in the Girls Athletic Association (GAA) playing softball and volleyball. She proudly passed on her love of these sports to her daughter, Ashley.

Sandra graduated from Falls High School with the Class of 1971.

MARY EMILIA JOURDAIN

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Emilia Jourdain announces her passing, surrounded by family, on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was born on Dec. 4, 1942 to Roderick and Lucy Cyr in Naicatchewenin First Nation. She was raised in her home community surrounded by family and friends, working at local tourist camps as a young woman.

She was united in marriage to Ray Jourdain on Nov. 1, 1964 and together they settled in Couchiching First Nation to start their family.

TERRIL PENTNEY (ROY)

With great sadness, the family of Terril Pentney (Roy) announces that she passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 while living in Mexico.

Terril was a talented artist, beautiful spirit, and a gentle soul. A friend to anyone she met, she was a gypsy at heart with an endless love of anything artistic.

She always said her artwork was a way that she hopefully would be remembered by, long after she was gone.

Terril was cremated and her ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean in Mexico per her wishes.

DELORES ANTOINETTE POLLARD

It is with great sorrow that the family of Delores Antoinette Pollard announces her passing on Monday, March 11, 2019 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was born on April 3, 1938 in Fort Frances to John and Nettie Hubert.

She was raised in Fort Frances, attending school here. She moved to Sioux Lookout, Ont. as a young woman, starting her family there. She later moved back to Fort Frances with her children.

DELORES POLLARD

Delores Pollard, 80, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.

A complete obituary will follow.

BETTY SIEGEL

With great sadness, the family announces the sudden passing of Betty Siegel (nee Cameron), 80, of Thunder Bay, Ont., on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the South Calgary Health Centre.

A complete obituary will follow.

THOMAS VICTOR MARR

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Thomas Victor Marr announces his passing on Monday, March 4, 2019 with his family by his side and his soulmate shining from up above.

Tom was born on Feb. 10, 1953.

He was predeceased by his wife, Lorna, on Jan. 11, 2015 and his parents, Dorothy (Dot) Marr and Hedley Marr.

He is survived by his sister, Ellen Wilson (Dan); nieces and nephews; son, Brad Marr (Vanny); and grandchildren, Sophia, Aiden, Mariah, and Ashyln.

JOHN ALBERT LAURENCE ('LARRY') BUDREAU

John Albert Laurence Budreau, “Larry” for short, was born in Rainy River, Ont. on Oct. 11, 1944. He was the fourth child born to Leland and Mary Budreau.

He spent his early years growing up on the Beckman Fur Farm, now known as Oak Grove Camp. His early schooling was at Atwood #1 in rural Atwood Township.

When he started school in Rainy River, he bicycled to the Swanson home to catch the school bus. In winter, his faithful dog, “Tippy,” pulled him on the sleigh and then remained with Gus and Helen while Larry, Ron, and Darrel went to school.

WILLIAM BODNAR

It is with great sadness we wish to announce the sudden passing of our dad, grandfather and great-grandfather, William Bodnar.

Bill was born on Dec. 21, 1935 in Springfield, Man. to Joseph and Domina Bodnar. At age 17, his family relocated to Alberton Township, where they had a coal hauling company. He was the third oldest of 11 children.

He began his working career as a milkman, then doing maintenance at the hospital, but spent most of his working life doing grounds keeping and maintenance at the mill until retiring in 1994.

ROSE REASHORE

It is with great sorrow that the Reashore/Henderson families announce the passing of our beloved mother and Baba (Grandma and Great-Grandma) on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at the Atikokan General Hospital in Atikokan, Ont.

Rose was born to John and Mary Gresco/Gresko on May 16, 1939 on their farm near Sheho, Sask. She was the baby of eight children.

LAWRENCE ('LARRY') RONALD NORDIN

With profound sadness, the family announces the sudden passing of Larry Nordin, 88, of Bergland, Ont., at his residence on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.

Larry was born on Feb. 28, 1930 in Rainy River, Ont. to Harry and Mabel Nordin.

He was united in marriage to Gwenneth Langstaff on Aug. 7, 1954. Together they raised their five children, Vicki, Kim, Jody (Larry), Sheila (Cam), and Marty, in the little hamlet of Bergland.

Larry also will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, siblings, and numerous nieces and nephews.

DONNA MARIE SCOTT

It is with profound sadness that the family of Donna Marie Scott, 69, of Fort Frances, Ont., announces her sudden passing on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

Donna was born on March 24, 1949 in Emo, Ont. to Crem and Hazel Seed. She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Ryan Scott, on Oct. 20, 1967.

Donna was employed in the food industry, holding positions in numerous local establishments. She also spent many years as a dedicated stay-at-home mother and homemaker.

JAMES ANGUS TABAK

Jim passed away on Feb. 1, 2019 in Tucson, Ariz., the place he loved and enjoyed for 12 years after he retired.

Jim was a proud member of the I.B.E.W. and the Royal Canadian Legion. He curled for many years and enjoyed golfing, boating, and fishing, and also spent many happy hours on the lakes.

He grew up in Flin Flon, Man. and the call of the outdoors never left him.

Jim forever will be in the desert and the pine trees, and will be remembered fondly by his wife, Lois, and sons, Tom (Hannah) and Doug.

DONNA MARIE SCOTT

It is with profound sadness that the family of Donna Marie Scott, 69, of Fort Frances, Ont., announces her sudden passing on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

Donna was born on March 24, 1949 in Emo, Ont. to Crem and Hazel Seed. She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Ryan Scott, on Oct. 20, 1967.

Donna was employed in the food industry, holding positions in numerous local establishments. She also spent many years as a dedicated stay-at-home mother and homemaker.

DONNA SCOTT

It is with great sadness that the family of Donna Scott announces her passing on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019.

A complete obituary will follow.

CECIL LAVERNE OGDEN

It is with great sadness that the family of Cecil Laverne Ogden announces his passing on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo, Ont.

Cecil was born on Aug. 15, 1940 at the Fulford Nursing Home in Emo, the youngest of six children to the late Wesley and Ida Ogden.

He was united in marriage to his favourite girl and love of his life, Thelma Lorraine Pederson, on Aug. 26, 1966.

He will be lovingly remembered by Thelma, his wife of 52 years; his children, Liane (Steven) Toriseva and Roben (Amanda) Ogden; and grandchildren, Jordan, Tori, and Emma.

ERICH HENZE

Erich Henze passed away peacefully at Fairview Lodge in Whitby, Ont. on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, with Harald and Mary-Anne Henze holding his hands, at the age of 94.

Erich was born on Dec. 9, 1924 to Paula and Herman Henze. His dad died when he was seven so Erich was raised by his mother in Huckeswagen, Germany. He was in World War II and on his return, he met the love of his life, Marianne. They married on Nov. 6, 1948.

They emigrated to Thunder Bay, Ont. in 1956. Then they moved to Atikokan, Ont. in 1959 and lived there for many, happy years until Marianne died in 2017.