Joanne Helen Jane Burlington, 53, of International Falls, Mn. passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, Mn.
Joanne was born Oct. 20, 1954 in Chapleau, Ont. She was raised in this area, moving to Sault St. Marie as a young woman. She travelled and lived in several areas before settling here.
She was a teacher’s aide, as well as working as a homemaker. In her spare time, she enjoyed crafts, playing cards, knitting, and solving puzzles.
Joanne was a very helpful person who enjoyed making others laugh and spending time with her grandchildren.
Josephine Harcus, 86, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.
Josephine was born Sept. 12, 1921 in Rocanville, Sask. to Walter and Irene Goodman. She was the last of eight brothers and sisters.
She was raised in Saskatchewan and then went to Winnipeg, Man. to train as a nurse. She graduated from the Winnipeg General Hospital in 1944 and worked at the Deer Lodge Veterans Hospital.
She was united in marriage to Samuel Harcus on Nov. 16, 1946. They lived in Regina and Winnipeg before moving to Fort Frances in 1970.
Rennie John Barnard Jr. passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008 at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Rennie was born May 9, 1973 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Rennie and Margaret Barnard. He lived in Fort Frances and attended school here.
In 1991, he moved to British Columbia working alongside his brother, Paul, as a drywaller. In 2001, the boys returned to Fort Frances and continued to work together until Paul’s passing in 2005.
In his spare time, Rennie enjoyed being outdoors; he was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Robert Horton, age 61, of Rainy River First Nations/ Manitou Rapids, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at the Emo Hospital in Emo, Ont.
Robert was born on Jan. 26, 1947 to Irene Horton. He spent his childhood surrounded by his family on Manitou Rapids. In 1956 he left to attend Saint Margarite Residential School in Fort Frances and the Assiniboine Residential School in Winnipeg, Man., where he attended for five years.
LEONA MARGUERITE ERICKSON
Leona Marguerite Erickson, age 85, of Fort Frances, Ontario passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008.
She was born in Fort Frances to John and Bertha Shorr on March 25, 1922. On June 21, 1941 she was united in marriage to Edwin Erickson of Fort Frances.
MERVIN EARL (BUD) CYR
Mervin Earl (Bud) Cyr, 88 of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at his residence with his family by his side following a courageous battle with cancer.
On Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 at the Riverside Health Care Facility in Emo, Ont., Helen Labatch, 81, peacefully passed away with her daughter, Judy Labatch, by her side.
Funeral service and interment will be held at a later date.
A complete obituary to follow.
If desired, in memoriam donations maybe made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Balmoral Park Place, 920 Tungsten St., Thunder Bay, Ont., P7B 5Z6.
Online condolences may be offered at www.northridgefuneralhome.com
Jack Calvert was born Sept. 19, 1916 and raised by his mother, Gertrude, and father, Ernie, with help from his older sisters, Phyllis and Irene, in Rainy River, Ont.
As he was growing up, he spent time with his dad like all boys, doing typical guy stuff. At the age of six, he started helping his dad stock bass fingerlings from Lake of the Woods all the way to Rainy Lake taking different routes and countless portages.
SIGNEY OLGA JORDAN
Signey Olga Jordan, 86, of Fort Frances, ONT., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
She was born Oct. 5, 1921 to the late Paul and Nellie Strand in Blackhawk, Ont. Signey was a homebody who enjoyed the company of her cat and dog, and the occasional visitor.
Signey was predeceased by George Jordan and Earl Hatch; sisters, Emma Wardman and Nora (Stromsnes) Durgin; and granddaughter, Kari (Jordan) Boivin.
It is with great sadness that the family of Wenzel Kepes announces his passing on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 in Fort Frances, Ont.
Wenzel was born Oct. 30, 1920 in Kislod, Hungary to Antal and Rosalia Kepes. He was united in marriage to Frances Marosi on Feb. 8, 1947.
Together they came to Canada in 1949, settling in the Barwick, Ont. area after purchasing a local farm. He farmed for many years, as well as working at bush camps in the Stratton, Ont. area.
Lillian Phyllis Morrisseau, 49, of Couchiching First Nation, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Lillian was born Feb. 8, 1958 in Atikokan, Ont. She was raised in International Falls, Mn., where she met Richard at an early age and later was united in marriage to him on May 19, 1978.
She loved visiting with family and friends, and enjoyed playing pool, bingo, and gambling at the casinos.
It is with broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of Robert W. (Buba) Carlson at the age of 48.
Dear husband, father, son, brother, and uncle, Rob was a family man who enjoyed hunting but had no patience for fishing. He had a passion in finding anything mechanical that needed repair and giving it new life. Many treasures he’d find on eBay in less-than-desirable condition, but was always looking for a new challenge or project to keep him busy.
After a brief but courageous battle with cancer, it is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Dennis on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008. With his family all together, Dennis went to be with the good Lord at the youthful age of 64.
Dennis was born in Fort Frances, Ont. to Daniel and Margaret Kitzul on Aug. 15, 1943. He was the oldest of five children.
On March 4, 1967, he married his soul mate, Gail, in Atikokan, Ont. It was here they started a family and raised two children.
Mary L. Mose passed away peacefully at her residence, with her family by her side, on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 at the age of 90.
Mary was born April 24, 1917 in Pinewood, Ont. to the late Henry and Hellen Greenaway, and was one of eight children. She was united in marriage to Clarence Mose on Aug. 1, 1938, and resided north of Emo, Ont.
Mary was a dedicated mother and she loved her home, and will always be remembered for her fondness for gardening.
After Clarence’s passing in 1978, Mary moved to the Stafford family farm north of Stratton, Ont., where she remained until her passing.
Audrey Saunders (nee La Du), of Pembroke, Ont. and formerly of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008 in her 82nd year at the Pembroke Regional Hospital following a short illness.
She was the beloved wife of the late William George Saunders; loved mother of Robin Saunders (Dianne) of Pembroke, Ont. and Dr. Scott Saunders (Stephenie) of St. Louis, Mo.; loving grandmother to Will and Julia of St. Louis, Mo.; and sister of Frances Peterson (late Bill) of St. Peter, Mn. and Warner LaDu of Las Vegas, Nev.