You are here

Obituaries

ANTHONY (TONY) PIZEY

  The family of Anthony (Tony) Pizey announces his passing at the St. Boniface palliative care unit on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Tony was born in Kingston–upon-Thames, England, the oldest son of William and Jean Pizey, on Dec. 13, 1937. After graduation from school, Tony worked for the post office in England before joining the Royal Engineers and serving in Egypt and England.

OWEN LINDSAY

Owen Fenwick Lindsay, born June 30, 1917 in Tugaski, Sask., passed away in Atikokan Hospital in Atikokan, Ont. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005.

He was raised on a farm by hard-working parents during many years of drought, hailstorms, sandstorms, and insect infestations. Observing and experiencing the hardships of those early years began the formation of his belief in social justice and a caring society for all.

As a young adult, Owen worked at a variety of jobs, farming, truck driving, mining in the Yukon, and building planes in Fort Erie.

JUSTINA DERKSEN

It is with the utmost sadness that the family announces Justina’s passing on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005.

Jessie was born at home in Neuanlauge, Sask. on Oct. 10, 1930.

She married William Derksen on July 12, 1953. They moved to Emo, Ont. in 1963 and spent many happy years together, raising a family of four children.

She loved her family and was happiest with them by her side. Family gatherings were most important to her. She also loved to garden, play games, and visit with friends and relatives.

KAY (KATHERINE JOAN) WILSON

It is with great sadness that the family of Kay (Katherine Joan) Wilson announces her sudden passing on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005 at the Riverside health care facility in Fort Frances, Ont.

Kay was born Sept. 28, 1938 in Emo, Ont., where she was a life-long resident. She started bookkeeping for Martin’s Transfer right out of high school, then on to Norlund Oil, where she worked for many years until her retirement.

ELISABETH (LISBETH) HASLUND RUDE

Elisabeth (Lisbeth) Haslund Rude, 75, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly on Friday, Nov. 4, 2005 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

A celebration of Elisabeth’s life will be held Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Frances.

Pastor Brian Keffer will officiate, followed by interment in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.

No formal visitation is planned, but friends are welcome to visit with the family at their home in Fort Frances at any time.

A complete obituary will follow.

MARION GOW

Marion Ruth Gow, 82, of International Falls, Mn., passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, Mn.

She was born July 16, 1923 in Winnipeg, Man. but moved to Fort Frances, Ont. at an early age, where she grew up and attended school.

After high school, she worked at the Ontario & Minnesota paper mill in Fort Frances. Marion also worked at the Daily Journal as a proofreader in the early 1980s.

GORDON WALLACE THOMSON

Gordon Wallace Thomson passed away peacefully at home in Qualicum Beach, B.C. on Oct. 21, 2005, with his wife by his side, after a brief bout with cancer.

He was born May 17, 1921.

Gordon is survived by his wife, Dawn (nee Cameron); brother, Alistair Thomson (Sheila); brother-in-law, Ray Cameron (Sue); sister-in-law, Lynne Cameron; and nieces, nephews, and special nephews, Gary Thomson (Karen), Al Cameron (Shelley), and Joe Cameron (Cindy).

He was predeceased by his brother, Earl Thomson.

WINONA EVELYN (EVE) COTTAM

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Winona Evelyn (Eve) Cottam, 79, of Emo, Ont., on Monday, Oct. 24, 2005 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo.

Eve was born Oct. 16, 1926 in Barwick, Ont. to the late Stanley and Ethel Hyatt.

On Oct. 11, 1943, she was united in marriage to Robert Cottam and the couple spent the next 50-plus years working side by side running Red Deer Lodge in Nestor Falls, Ont.

CARL (GUS) ANDERSON

Carl (Gus) Anderson, 77, of 960 First St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born Sept. 5, 1928 in Skovde, Sweden to the late Carl and Emma Anderson.

Gus immigrated to Canada with his parents at the age of six months. The family eventually settled in Fort Frances, where he has lived since.

EDWARD JOHNSON

Edward Johnson, 69, of Thunder Bay, Ont., passed away Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005 at Versa Care Nursing Home in Thunder Bay.

Edward was born July 4, 1936 in Seine River First Nation to John and Alice Johnson. He lived in Seine River all of his life until a stroke forced him to move to Rainycrest in Fort Frances, Ont. in 1998. He relocated to Thunder Bay during the winter of 2004.

DAVID JOHN BRADLEY KOZAR

It is with great sadness that the family of David John Bradley Kozar announces his passing on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005.

Dave was born in Winnipeg, Man. on Jan. 21, 1948 and then moved to Thunder Bay, Ont. as an infant. He attended Westgate High School and Lakehead University Teachers’ College in Thunder Bay.

He met his wife of 35 years, Elaine Kerr, in Thunder Bay while she was attending school. He fell hard for her on the first date. So hard, in fact, that he fell down about 100 stairs in her presence—although it had been snowing.

STAN McLELLAN

Stanley Howard McLellan, 52, of International Falls, Mn., passed away Friday, Oct. 28, 2005 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, Mn.

Stan was born Oct. 2, 1953 in Red Lake, Ont. to Sylvia and Ormal McLellan. He resided in Ear Falls, Ont., where he grew to share his father’s passion for hunting, fishing, and the outdoors.

He later discovered underground mining, which became his profession of choice. He currently was employed at Boart Longyear as a percussive driller.

LAWRENCE C. CALDER

Lawrence C. Calder passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005 at an adult foster care home in St. Helens, Ore. He was 78.

Mr. Calder was born May 1, 1927 to Earl and Mina (Smith) Calder in Devlin, Ont. He worked for the Canadian National Railroad before serving in the U.S. Army from 1945-47.

He married Doris Engstrom in 1952 in Fort Frances, Ont. The couple moved to International Falls, Mn., then to St. Helens in 1967.

Mr. Calder worked at Boise Cascade as an electrician for 38 years until his retirement in 1989.

RONALD WALTER KING

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Ron King, 68, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Ron was born June 20, 1937 in Fort Frances, where he lived most of his life.

After graduating from Fort Frances High School, Ron received his degree in Philosophy from the University of North Dakota in 1960.

While attending university, Ron was a left-winger for the North Dakota Fighting Sioux. His team went on to win the first national hockey championship for North Dakota in 1958-59.

DAVID CHARLES (DAVE) ARMIT

David Charles (Dave) Armit, 69, of 149 Sixth St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born April 4, 1936 in Fort Frances to the late Charles and Cecilia Armit.

Dave grew up as a youth on the 600 block of Third Street East (Calderville). He had great pleasure reminiscing about some of the things that went on in the old neighbourhood—and there are some things we can’t put in print.

ROBERT CLARENCE COLVIN

Robert Clarence Colvin passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Oct. 10, 2005 in Campbell River, B.C.

Robert is survived by his sons, Lynn (Joyce) and Patrick (Cathy); daughters, Valerie (Harry), Janice (Larry), Darlene (Marcel), and Barbara (Terry); and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

No service by request.

Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services in Nanaimo, B.C.

WILLIAM T. (BILL) MATTHEW

It is with heartfelt sorrow that the family of William T. (Bill) Matthew announce his passing on Oct. 18, 2005, at home, as he wished.

Bill was born in Rainy River, Ont. on Jan. 5, 1932. He was united in marriage to Bernice Acthim in 1954.

Bill and Bernice operated the Rainy River 5¢-$1 store for many years. His firm kindness was felt by many students as they visited his candy counter at lunch hour.

GARY HALVORSEN

In loving memory of Gary Halvorsen, 58, of Dryden, Ont., who passed away suddenly at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Man. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005.

Gary is survived by his wife, Lydia (nee Brown); son, Michael; daughters, Kristen, Lisa (Jeff) Lough, Debbie (Darren) Sheridan, and Deanne (Brad) Wendland; grandsons, Cody, Tommy, and Travis; and granddaughters, Bobbi, Kara, and Jules.

RONALD WALTER KING

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Ron King, 68, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Ron was born June 20, 1937 in Fort Frances, where he lived most of his life.

After graduating from Fort Frances High School, Ron received his degree in Philosophy from the University of North Dakota in 1960.

While attending university, Ron was a left-winger for the North Dakota Fighting Sioux. His team went on to win the first national hockey championship for North Dakota in 1958-59.

ANDREW JOSEPH ODILON ALEXANDER LARRY

Andrew (Andy) Larry, 43, of 410 Third St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born Nov. 11, 1961 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. to Lawrence and Roma Stewart. At the age of four, Andrew moved with his mother to Fort Frances, where he was raised and has since resided.

Andy worked in the finishing and shipping department for the Abitibi-Consolidated pulp and paper company for the past 21 years. For enjoyment, he loved to call Bingo, play pool, bowl, and go camping.

EDITH SUSAN SODERHOLM

Edith Susan Soderholm, 88, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2005 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Edith was born April 17, 1917 in Hillsburg Municipality, Man. to the late William and Margaret Lockman. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, baking, and fishing, and was a great cook.

She also loved camping, and had travelled from coast to coast with her husband, Arvie. The teapot also was always on for anyone who wanted to visit and have a cookie and a cup of tea.

EDMUND RUDOLPH LIEDKE

Edmund R. Liedke, 84, of River’s Edge Villa in International Falls, Mn., went home to be with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005.

Ed was born Nov. 29, 1920 in Fabiandorf Province, Dangzig, Germany. He served in the German armed forces in the Panzer division during World War II on the Russian front from 1940-45.

In 1950, Edmund emigrated to the United States, travelling on the Queen Elizabeth I and landing at the port of New York. He began working on his uncle’s farm in Valley City, N.D. until moving to International Falls later that year.

STANLEY ROSS (JOE) PERRY

It is with great sadness that the family of Joe Perry announces his passing on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005 at the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Man.

He was born in Fort Frances on April 18, 1926 to Harvey and Anna Perry. The family moved to the Ducharme Road in Crozier, Ont. when he was still a baby following the passing of his father.

He joined the army at the age of 18, trained in British Columbia, and was on the East Coast preparing to head overseas when World War II ended.

EDITH DOUCETTE

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Edith Beryl Doucette, 51, a resident of Kenora, Ont. for the past 20 years.

Edith was born and raised in the Fort Frances, Ont. area and moved to Atikokan, Ont., in 1969, where she lived until her move to Kenora.

Edith worked at the Rainy Lake Hotel in Fort Frances and at the Holiday Inn in Kenora. She also was a volunteer of the Salvation Army, and will be remembered for her knitting and love for her cat “Boots.”

LEONA MARY (COOKE) JOHNSTON

Leona Mary Johnston passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005 at Grey Gables in Markdale, Ont. Leona was born in Emo, Ont. on Nov. 2, 1925 to Bill and Maude Cooke.

Leona married Bill Johnston in 1961, who survives. They had three children, David (Emma) of Toronto, Ont., Ruth, and Gordon (Susan) of Markdale, Ont.; and two grandsons, Jeremiah and Jonah Johnston.