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Obituaries

LEONARD (LENNY) JAMES ALLEN JR.

It is with great sorrow that the family of Lenny Allen announces his passing, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer, on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Lenny was born on April 4, 1968 to Jim and Charon Allen in Fort Frances. He lived in Fort Frances most of life, working as a heavy equipment mechanic.

ERNEST DWAYNE ('PEANUT') BLACKBURDE

It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Ernest Dwayne (“Peanut”) Blackburde. of Rainy River First Nations, on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 at his residence.

Dwayne was born on July 29, 1960 in Emo, Ont. to John Madden and Melvina Blackburde.

He is survived by his children, Kevin Callaghan (Melissa Labelle), Samantha Blackburde (Patrick Wensley), Chad Blackburde, and Skye Blackburde; and grandchildren, Daniel Blackburde, Payton and Payge Peterson, and Kayden, Brooklyn, and Maddy Callaghan.

JAMES KEEGAN STANLEY LAMB

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our loved one, James Keegan Stanley Lamb, at Concordia Place at the age of 87 years.

Jim was predeceased by his parents, William and Laura Lamb; sisters, Laurabelle Hampshire and Alice and her husband, Don; brother, Bill Lamb; eldest son, Earl; nephew, Niel Hampshire; and his uncle, Frank Keegan of Terrytown, N.Y., who served in the First World War and is buried in Arlington Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Maxine; sons, Gerald and Jamie; and grandson, Joel Keegan Lamb.

GLENN JOHN COLVIN

It is with sadness that the family of Glenn John Colvin announces that Glenn passed away, after a lengthy battle with dementia, on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care Home in Fort Frances, Ont.

Glenn was born in Fort Frances on Jan. 17, 1927.

Glenn obtained his schooling in Pinewood and Fort Frances and as a young man entered the papermill in Fort Frances, where he worked for 40 years in the cutting room and then later on the paint crew.

WILLIAM JOSEPH BOYD

It is with very heavy hearts we say goodbye to our Dad, Grampa Bill or Trapper Bill, as he also was affectionately known, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.

Our Dad was a man of very strong conviction with the most tender heart. Born on Sept. 18, 1940, his life was well-lived walking quietly and gently in nature; the beauty of the natural world never ceased to amaze him.

His peace and strength came from the outdoors—the sound of the lake, brightness of the moon and stars, the wind on his face, and all the wildlife he was fortunate to cross paths with in the bush.

ROBERTA MAUREEN CHABOT

Sadly, the family announces the passing of Roberta Maureen Chabot, 65, of Fort Frances, Ont., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

Roberta was born on May 22, 1953 in Fort Frances to Maurice and Mabel Dolph.

She was united in marriage to Paul Chabot on May 10, 1980 in Fort Frances.

EVELYN SANDMOEN

It is with great sadness that the family of Evelyn Sandmoen announces her peaceful passing on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Rainycrest Long Term Care in Fort Frances, ON.

Evelyn was born on December 12, 1926 in Mankota, Saskatchewan to Jacob and Madeline (Lena) Miller. She moved to Rainy River at the age of 13 and later to Fort Frances. She was united in marriage to Lloyd Sandmoen on September 20, 1946. She was blessed with 3 daughters and settled into her role of wife and mother. Evelyn and Lloyd enjoyed many days at the cottage with family.

PETER BOON SR.

It is with profound heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Peter Boon Sr. on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 at Riverside Health Care in Fort Frances, Ont.

Peter passed away peacefully with his family by his side.

Peter was born on Nov. 26, 1933 in Grootebroek, Netherlands.

He was predeceased by his parents, Johannesbug Boon and Elisabeth Maria Boon (Shouten); brothers, Freek Boon and Cees Boon; son Hank Boon; daughter, Annie Gladu (Boon); son, Peter Boon Jr.; and granddaughter, Amanda Boon.

GORDON JAMES ROSS

It is with great sadness that the family of Gordon James Ross announces his passing on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the LaVerendrye General Hospital.

Gordon was born to Gladys (Cooper) and Alexander Ross on October 3, 1927. Gordon was the seventh of a family of eight, all of whom have predeceased him. His wife, of 34 years, Muriel (Yakimischak) also predeceased him in 1989.

He is survived by his daughters Kathleen and husband David Connor and Janet and husband John Munro; grandsons Cameron and Malcolm Connor and many nieces and nephews and their families.

MADELEINE LUCY LINDBERG

It is with great sadness that the family of Madeleine (Mim) Lindberg, nee Cleroux, announces her passing on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018.

Madeleine Lucy Lindberg was born on June 16, 1941 to Nellie (Hill) and Amedeè Cleroux in Montreal, Que.

Predeceased by her mother at the age of four, she and her brother, Philippe, moved to Crozier, Ont. to live with their grandparents, Lucy and Samuel Hill.

HARRY NICKOLAS ZACHOZY

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that the daughters of Harry Nickolas Zachozy announce he passed away suddenly in the mid-morning hours of Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

He was only 63 years old.

Dad was born in Sioux Lookout, Ont. on Jan. 8, 1955 to the late Joyce Bandola and Nickolas Zachozy. Dad always was proud of his Jan. 8 birthday, which he shared with Elvis Presley and most importantly with his grandson, Bentley Bragg.

PHYLLIS ANN ULRICH (Ogimaabinesiik)

It is with great sadness that the family of Phyllis Ann Ulrich announces her sudden passing on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 in Naicatchewenin First Nation, Ont.

Phyllis was born on Sept. 6, 1962 in Fort Frances, Ont. to George and Dolly Councillor. She worked for the Naicatchewenin First Nation band for many years.

She enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and camping. She also loved to spend time with her grandchildren.

Phyllis was an outgoing person who had a natural ability to make people laugh. She was a kind soul who was willing to help out anyone.

DR. ANGUS JOSEPH MacKINTOSH, MBChB, FRCOG

It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. Angus Joseph MacKintosh announces his passing on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.—with his loving wife of 54 years and members of his family by his side.

He was born as the fifth of eventually eight children to James and Mary Ann MacKintosh (nee Cameron) on May 2, 1930 in the family's hotel in Onich, near Fort William, Scotland.

PETER BOON

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Boon Jr. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at the Health Sciences Centre hospital in Winnipeg, Man. after battling prostate cancer.

Pete passed away peacefully with his loving wife, Doreen, by his side.

Pete leaves to mourn the love of his life, Doreen (nee Chapellaz); parents, Peter and Annie Boon; brothers, John, Fred, Richard (Cheryl), Christopher, and Paul; sister, Cathy Ash (Ray); and brother-in-law, Joe Gladu.

GORDON RALPH SHRUMM

It is with great sadness that the family of Gordie Shrumm announces his passing, at the age of 64, on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care Home in Fort Frances, Ont.

Gordie was born in Emo, Ont. on Nov. 24, 1953 to Clarence and Anne Shrumm of Stratton, Ont. He grew up on the family farm, where he learned to operate all types of machinery at a very young age.

CHARLES WILLIAM ('CHUCK') ARMIT

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Chuck Armit announces his passing on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018.

Charles William “Chuck” Armit was born on Nov. 1, 1958 to David and Bernice Armit.

Chuck was raised in the north-end “Cabbage Town” with his parents and two sisters, Debbie and Lisa. The north end was a place that he held dear to his heart and is where he continued to live most of his life.

ROBERT JAMES ('BOB') TOFTE

Robert James (“Bob”) Tofte passed away on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at the age of 86, at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River, Ont.

Bob was born in Bergland, Ont. on March 10, 1932 to Judith (nee Westberg) and Harry Tofte. He resided in the family home his entire life and worked for many years driving truck.

He had a great fondness for music and played guitar. He will be remembered by many playing in the local band called “Country Blue.” Bob also enjoyed travelling in his later years.

DONALDA ('DONNI') ANN FRIESEN

Donalda (“Donni”) Ann Friesen, a resident of Grande Prairie, Alta., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 at the Prairie Lake Seniors' Hospice at the age of 76.

Donni was born in Fort Frances, Ont. on Dec. 12, 1941. She was raised on a farm in Stratton, Ont. with five brothers and a sister.

As the young age of 17, she met her husband-to-be, Harvey Robert Friesen, and they were married on Feb. 14, 1961 in Greenwood, N.S.

JANET BRUYERE (Ombiigaabawik) (Elk Clan)

It is with great sadness that the family of Janet Bruyere announces her passing on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Janet was born on June 12, 1942 in the Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation to Mary and Stewart Jack.

She worked as an Ojibway teacher with the Catholic school for more than 25 years, and was very proud of her traditional and cultural roots. She worked very hard to pass those traditions down to her children and grandchildren.

MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Zimmerman, of Emo, Ont., on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 at the Rainycrest Long-Term Care Home in Fort Frances, Ont.

His passing follows a year after that of his beloved wife, Elisabeth (Neitemeier) Zimmerman.

Michael was born on March 28, 1927 in the town of Tempelfeld, in the province of Silesia (then part of Germany, now part of Poland) to Theodor and Anna Zimmermann. He was the youngest of six children.

DR. ANGUS JOSEPH MacKINTOSH

It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. Angus Joseph MacKintosh announces his passing, with family by his side, on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Fort Frances, with Fr. Alan Albao officiating.

A complete obituary will follow.

GLORIA JOAN BERGNER

Gloria Bergner passed away on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, with her loved ones by her side, at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Gloria leaves behind her three daughters, Taunia (Guy) Klem and their children, Lyz and Darian, Dana (Adam) Scott and their sons, Declan and Felix, and Debbie (Billy) Paul and their children, Brett, Griffin, Ivy, Cadence, Maverick, Levi, and Wyatt, and great-grandson, Carter Paul.

DAN LIVINGSTON

It is with great sorrow that the family of Dan Livingston announces his passing, with family by his side, on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Dan spent just over three-quarters of a century with us and we were so blessed to have him in our lives.

He grew up in Fort Frances, joining the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as a young man, where he and Carol met. He served as a Recreation Specialist (Rec Spec) for 10 years and competed in many different sports.