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Obituaries

JOHANNES (JOHN) SCHEIBLER

It is with sadness that the Scheibler family announces the passing of the family's patriarch, Johannes Scheibler, 85, formerly of Stratton, Ont.

He passed away Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo, Ont., with his wife and family singing, praying, and sharing memories around his bedside.

Johannes was born on Sept. 18, 1931 in Zittau, Germany to Oswald and Margarete Scheibler; he was one of seven children.

As a young boy, he enjoyed being outdoors, playing his instrument in church, and he loved to read and learn.

BEULAH OLSON

Sadly, the family announces the passing of Beulah Olson, 93, of Rainy River, Ont., on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 at the Rainy River Health Centre.

A service of celebration and remembrance will be held Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Rainy River Evangelical Covenant Church, with Rev. Frances Flook officiating.

A complete obituary will follow.

GLEN DOUGLAS STEWART

It is with profound sadness that Glen's family announce his unexpected passing on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2017.

Glen was born in Rivers, Man. He was a tender and gentle man, who will be missed by his wife, Carla; son, James (Amanda); grandchildren, Kieran, Liam, Ella, and Andrew (and their mother, Ruth); his mother, Valerie; sister, Lys (Dennis) Clifford; and his brother, Tim (Bernie).

Nieces, nephews, and their families, as well as distant relatives and close friends, also survive.

Glen was predeceased by his father, James Stanley (Stan); as well as his grandparents.

GORDON ASH

It is with great sadness that the family of Gordon Ash announces his passing, with his loved ones at his side, on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Gordon was born on June 3, 1959 in Fort Frances to Patricia and Morris Ash. He attended Fort Frances High School and worked at the Fort Frances mill during the summer months.

CHARLES 'SJOUKE' BYMA

Charlie Byma, 95, went to be with his Lord and Saviour, with his family by his side, early Monday morning, on Aug. 28, 2017, at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.

Charlie was born on Feb. 8, 1922 in The Netherlands to Siebe & Berber Byma.

He was united in marriage to Rita “Renska” Roersma on June 18, 1947. They immigrated to Canada along with their daughter, Ann, in 1948, settling in Manitoba. They moved to Rainy River District in 1952, purchasing a farm on Ducharme Road in Crozier, where they remained until retirement.

WILLIAM MICHAEL KORCHAK

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of William “Bill” Korchak, of Pinewood, Ont., on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Bill was born on June 9, 1935 in Vita, Man. to Metro and Mary Korchak.

As a young man, Bill helped his parents run a large turkey farm and operated a small business with his brother, Boris, in Vita. He also was employed at Chrysler Corp. in Detroit, Mich.

He met the love of his life, Rachel Arpin, at his brother's wedding. On Jan. 10, 1970, Bill and Rachel were married in Pinewood.

MARY HELEN MARMUS

Mary Helen Marmus (nee Olinyk), 100, of Rainy River, Ont., passed away peacefully at hospital, with her family at her side, on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

A funeral mass was held on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Rainy River, with Fr. Alan Albao officiating.

Burial took place in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Rainy River.

Mary was born on Sept. 18, 1916 at Rainy River to John and Effie Olinyk. She had one sister, Blanche (Bernier), and five brothers, Charles O'Laney, Adam Olinyk, Stanley O'Laney, Clarence Olinyk, and Michael Olinyk.

GLEN DOUGLAS STEWART

Glen Stewart, 65, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.

He was born on Feb. 17, 1952 in Thunder Bay, Ont. and worked as a corrections guard in Fort Frances for many years before retiring.

He will be loving remembered by his wife, Carla, their families, and friends.

Cremation has taken place and a private service will be held.

If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

RAYMOND VEILLIEUX

Sadly, Raymond Veillieux, 83, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

Ray was born on Nov. 7, 1933 in Fort France to Edmond and Florence Veillieux.

Ray worked for Rainycrest in long-term care, the Fort Frances Parks Board, and several local tourist camps as a guide and carpenter before retiring.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with family and friends. He was known to volunteer much of his time to help the elderly and persons with disabilities.

JOHN PATRICK CLEMENS

John Patrick Clemens, 59, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 of heart failure after a short stay at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Mn.

John was born on June 22, 1958 in St. Cloud, Mn. to Virginia Rose (Weitzel) and William E. Clemens.

John grew up in St. Cloud, attending Lincoln Elementary, St. Cloud Tech High School, and St. Cloud State University.

AMANDA BOON

Amanda Shirley Boon, 24, passed away in Toronto, Ont. on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017.

She was born on June 2, 1993 in Fort Frances, Ont.

Amanda lived in Stratton, Ont. and later moved to Thunder Bay, Ont., where she completed high school.

She always was very social and creative, and loved both music and the arts, with a passion for fashion design. She later graduated from George Brown College in Toronto with a diploma in Fashion Merchandising.

She currently was employed at a fashion boutique in Toronto, where she lived for the past four years.

MARY MARMUS

Mary Marmus, 100, of Rainy River, Ont., passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 at the Rainy River Health Centre.

A funeral mass will be held Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Rainy River.

Parish prayers will be offered at the church prior to the mass at 10:30 a.m.

A complete obituary will follow.

JONATHAN MEDICINE

It is with great sorrow that the family of Jon (Jonathan) Medicine announces his passing on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

To those who had the privilege of knowing Jon, he was many things-son, brother, nephew, uncle, and friend. He loved his family and took pride in watching his nieces and nephews grow and learn.

Jon was a carefree young man who lived a simple life. His days revolved around his family, brother, Curtis, and sister, Kristi, and his many friends.

DARYA ANN FEDORCHUK

Darya Ann Fedorchuk passed away at her home in Fort Frances, Ont. on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.

She was predeceased by her parents, William and Vera Fedorchuk; and brother-in-law, Lynn E. Maurer.

She is survived by her sister, Patricia Maurer.

Darya wanted to be a school teacher since she was a young child and she did exactly that. She taught at Fort Frances High School her entire career.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Knox United Church in Fort Frances, with Rev. Barbara Miller officiating.

JAMES (JIM) FRENETTE

It is with deep sorrow, the family of

James (Jim) Frenette

announces his passing.

Jim died unexpectedly in his home on Friday

August 11th, 2017. Jim was predeceased by his parents Oni and Anne Frenette, sister Anita ( Jackson), brothers Don, David, Dennis and infant sister Margaret-Anne.

Jim is survived by two daughters, Julie (Tom), and children Ashley (Robyn/Ashton), Shane and Aisline, and Kim ( Jamie) and children Alyssa and Jasmine.

DARYA ANN FEDORCHUK

Darya Ann Fedorchuk passed away at her home in Fort Frances on August 17, 2017.

She was predeceased by her parents William & Vera Fedorchuk and brother-in-law Lynn E. Maurer.

She is survived by her sister Patricia Maurer.

Darya wanted to be a school teacher since she was a young child and she did exactly that. She taught at the Fort Frances High School her entire career.

MAXINE VICTORIA PERREAULT (MAX) Ishkode-biizikiiwikwe (Standing Buffalo Woman) from the Eagle Clan

Maxine Victoria Perreault (Max), 64, of Couchiching First Nation, was called for an offer you can't refuse. Like a warrior fighting her battle, she died an honoUrable death.

Cancer was her enemy; she battled until the end.

Born March 17, 1953 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. to her mother, Patricia Perreault (Grover), she was raised in her grandmother's home by Florence Morrisseau (Perreault) and grandfather, Gilbert Perreault Sr.

KATHERINE LAURIE BROSKI (McLEOD)

"Beginnings are usually scary and endings are usually sad.

It's the middle that counts."

An integral part of our family circle is missing; and it will never be the same again. With unparalleled sorrow, we must inform friends and family that Katherine Laurie Broski (McLeod) passed away very suddenly on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.

Kathy was the second daughter of Alex and Ethel Broski, born on Sept. 15, 1960. After having lived most of her life in Atikokan, Ont., she moved to Fort Frances, Ont. in 1997 to be with her soulmate.

LORI ANN McLEAN

Lori Ann McLean passed away peacefully, surrounded with love, on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was born on May 7, 1966 in Edmonton, Alta.

Lori was an amazing woman who fought the good fight throughout her life. She was a warrior in her battle with cancer and had a ferocious will to live.

Lori will be remembered for her infectious laugh, her big blue eyes, her kindness, her generosity, and her honesty. Everyone who met Lori was touched by her in a special way.

JAMES (JIM) FRENETTE

It is with deep sorrow that the Frenette family announces the unexpected passing of a much-loved brother, James (Jim) Frenette of Fort Frances, Ont.

Jim passed away on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 at home at 905 Smith Ave., where he had lived for many years.

Jim will be missed a lot by a large extended family and many, many friends.

A complete obituary will follow.

DENNIS ('ARCHIE') LIVINGSTONE

With heavy hearts we sadly announce the passing of Dennis (“Archie”) Livingstone, after a long and courageous battle with illness, on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 with his family by his side.

Archie, as he was known by his many friends, was born to Bertha and Arthur Livingstone on March 2, 1940 in McIrvine, Ont.

He met the love of his life, Shirley “Bugs” Wagner, whom he married on Jan. 21, 1961. They were married for 56 years and had three children together. They lived in Fort Frances, Ont., Dryden, Ont., and International Falls, Mn.

KATHY BROSKI

It is with profound sorrow that the family of Kathy Broski announces her sudden passing on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Riverview United Church in Atikokan, Ont.

A complete obituary will follow.

MILDRED DYKE

It is with profound sadness that the family of Mildred Pearl Dyke, 70, of Fort Frances, Ont. announce her sudden passing on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 at the La Verendrye General Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mildred was born on March 13, 1947, in Fogo Island, Nfld. She spent the first 23 years of her life there, then moved to Mississauga, Ont., where she spent a majority of the years after.

JOSEPH LEO BREMAULT

Leo Bremault, 84, of Rainy River, Ontario passed away peacefully at his home Aug. 1, 2017.

A celebration of life was held on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Council in Rainy River, Ont.

Burial followed at the Catholic cemetery in Pinewood, Ont.

Leo was born Nov. 2, 1932 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Alexandre and Louise Bremault. They lived in Lebret, Sask. for a short period of time before moving to Pinewood where he attended school and worked on the farm.

In his younger years, he also worked in the timber industry.