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CHARLES EDWIN HAMMOND

It is with great sadness that the family of Charles Edwin (Chuck) Hammond announces his passing on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 92.

Charles was born Jan. 28, 1913 in Crozier, Ont. to the late Charles and Eliza Hammond.

In 1934, Charles established a homestead in Dance Township, where he began a wood cutting and hauling business that he operated until 1942, when he joined the army.

DAYTON GAYLORD

The family of Dayton Gaylord sadly announces his passing on July 7, 2005 at his home in Ladysmith, B.C. with his loving family.

Dayton was born Feb. 8, 1926 in Godsland, Sask. to James Arthur and Bessie Gaylord. He moved to Fort Frances, Ont. in 1938.

He worked at Flinders Dairy and as a shipper for Western Grocery. Most prominently, he operated the Food Basket Grocery Store with his partner, Dick Lyons.

In 1975, he worked as parts man at MacDonald Motors until his retirement.

STELLA JEAN HALCRO

Stella Jean Halcro was born Feb. 27, 1941 in Barwick, Ont. to Gar and Mabel Abbott.

Jean (as she preferred to be called) passed away early in the morning of Thursday, June 16, 2005 in her home in St. Louis, Sask.

Jean worked for Saskatchewan Mental Health as a private homecare worker for nine-and-a-half years until she retired earlier this year. Jean also

volunteered for numerous organizations over the years that she lived in

Prince Albert, Sask.

Jean is survived by her children, Nick (Crystal) Irwin of Hay River, N.W.T.,

OPAL VIRGINIA MANN

It is with great sadness that the family of Opal Mann announces her passing on Sunday, July 10, 2005 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Opal was born Jan. 4, 1919 in Baudette, Mn. to Nels and Emma Anderson. The family relocated to Rainy River, Ont. when Opal was a small child.

Opal attended the Alexander MacKenzie School and then completed her education at Rainy River High School.

KATHERINE (KAY) GUSHULAK

Katherina (Kay) Gushulak, of Kamloops, B.C., passed away Sunday, July 10, 2005 at 79 years of age.

She is survived by her loving husband, Nickolas; children, Carol (Ken) Churchwell and Julian (Dianne) Gushulak, all of Heffley Creek. B.C.; and grandchildren, Wendy (David) Fera, and Christopher Gushulak, Melanie Norton, David, Vance, and Sally Gushulak, and Scott Truelove.

Also surviving are her brothers and sisters, William Gregorchuk, Matt Gregorchuk, Elsie (John) Mandzuik, Sophie (Nick) Kraynyk, and Rita (Ken) Fingler; and numerous nieces and nephews.

NICOLAAS VELDHUISEN

Nicolaas Veldhuisen, of Emo, Ont., passed on to glory on Friday, July 8, 2005. He was born in Ede, the Netherlands, on June 29, 1925.

Nicolaas immigrated to Canada in the spring of 1949. He met and married his love, Johanna Kaemingh. Together, they enjoyed 52 years of marriage and raised their 15 children with God as their guide.

Nick worked at various jobs in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario to provide for his family and to fulfill his dream of buying his own farm.

DORA CLAIRMONT

Dora Clairmont, 92, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence on Thursday, July 7, 2005.

Dora was born March 10, 1913 in Fort Frances to the late William and Lena Petruk. She had lived all her life in Fort Frances.

In her earlier years, she was an active member of the C.W.L. and also was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. She also had served on the Rainycrest Home for the Aged Auxiliary.

JEAN MARY-ROSE ZUB

It is with great sadness that the family of Jean Mary-Rose Zub announce her peaceful passing on Friday, July 8, 2005 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 79.

She was born Sept. 22, 1925 in Rainford, England to the late James and Rose Huyton. On May 1, 2005, she had been married to the love of her life, Edward Zub, for 59 years.

Jean is survived by her husband, Edward, and their two children, Jeffery (Diana) of Calgary, Alta. and Janis (Colin) French of Fort Frances, Ont.

ALAN JAMES MELINE

1949 - 2005

Alan Meline, 56, passed away peacefully at his residence in Nestor Falls, Ont. on Saturday, July 2, 2005 surrounded by his family.

Alan was born on April 8, 1949 in Emo. He grew up in Nestor Falls where he would live for the rest of his life. He attended Nestor Falls Public School and Fort Frances High School where he was on the

Fort High Gymnastics and Football Teams.

LOIS IRENE MATHEWSON

Lois Irene Mathewson, 81, of Kingsford Township, Ont., passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at the Emo Hospital in Emo, Ont.

She was born Oct. 25, 1923 in Emo to Nelson and Maude Roberts, and grew up on the family farm in Kingsford Township.

On Sept. 3, 1940, she was united in marriage to Don Mathewson. Together they settled in Kingsford before moving to Emo in 1957.

Lois stayed at home, listening to music, gardening, and tending to her flowers and children.

HAZEL V. MARTIN

It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of their mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and auntie on Monday, July 4, 2005 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Hazel will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sons, Melvin (Dorothy) and Earl (Fern), and families; and brothers, Robert and Ken (Madeline), and families.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at noon at the Windsor Park United Church in Winnipeg, Man.

Interment at Green Acres.

CATHERINE LOIS ROBERTSON

Catherine Lois Robertson, 94, of Princess Court in Dryden, Ont., passed away at her residence on Sunday, July 3, 2005.

She was born July 11, 1910 in Barwick, Ont. to the late Alfred and Lois Mathews. Catherine grew up in Barwick, and later moved to Fort Frances, Ont.

In Fort Frances, she met Syd Wall Sr., whom she was united in marriage to in 1935, and whom later predeceased her in 1958. In 1962, she married Roy Robertson, who predeceased her in 1982.

KYLLIKKI (KAY) KORPI

Kay’s Lord and Saviour came for her on Sunday, July 3, 2005 and took her home for eternity. She passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 83.

Kay was born Jan. 27, 1922 in Finland, Ont. to the late Wilhelm and Rosa Lampi. She had lived all her life in the district.

In her early years, she was a leader of the 4-H Club and also was a member of the Finland Ladies Club, the Women’s Institute, and an active member of Off Lake Covenant Church.

GEORGE EVERETT TUCKER

It is with great sadness that the family of George Tucker announces his passing on Friday, June 24, 2005 at the age of 83.

George was born June 26, 1921 to George and Jane Tucker in Fort Frances, Ont. He had lived all of his life in this area, settling on Lobstick Island with his son, Larry.

He had served with the Canadian Forestry Corps during WWII, spending time in France, Holland, and England.

After returning from overseas, he settled back in Fort Frances and was united in marriage to Nellie Laura McLeod.

ROBERT W. PHILLIPS

Robert. W. Phillips of International Falls, Mn., beloved father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at Woodrest Health Care in Walker, Mn. on Sunday, June 26, 2005. He was 95 years young.

He was born to Leila and Chester Phillips, one of a set of twins, on May 30, 1910 in Oakland, Calif. He was raised in Houghton, Mich. before moving to International Falls as a young man.

He served as an electrician’s mate 1st class with the 1st Division of the United States Marine Corps in World War Two. In March, 1946, he married Dorothy Izzard.

HANS FRITZEMEIER

Hans Fritzemeier, 86, of Emo, Ont., passed away Thursday, June 23, 2005 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo.

He was born Sept. 24, 1918 in Sonderborg, Denmark to the late Heinrich and Sophie (Hansen) Fritzemeier.

Hans came to Canada in November, 1951. He had worked for INCO in Copper Cliff, Ont. from 1953 until his retirement in 1979.

He liked spending time with his granddaughter, Deirdre, and he enjoyed gardening and puttering around.

JAMES LEIGH LIVINGSTON

The family of James Livingston is sad to announce the sudden passing of a loving, caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, mentor, and friend on June 15, 2005 in Colins, Ont.

Jim was born Aug. 8, 1947 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Irvin and Helen (Sisco) Livingston.

GEORGE EVERETT TUCKER

It is with great sadness that the family of George Tucker announces his passing on Friday, June 24, 2005 at the age of 83.

George was born June 26, 1921 to George and Jane Tucker in Fort Frances, Ont. He had lived all of his life in this area, settling on Lobstick Island with his son, Larry.

He had served with the Canadian Forestry Corps during WWII, spending time in France, Holland, and England.

After returning from overseas, he settled back in Fort Frances and was united in marriage to Nellie Laura McLeod.

SOPHIA STRAUME

The family of Sophia Straume sadly announces her passing on Monday, June 20, 2005 in Port Alberni, B.C.

Sophie was born July 16, 1937 to George and Lena Ballan. She grew up in Fort Frances, Ont. and lived here and in International Falls, Mn. for most of her life.

She worked at La Verendrye Hospital and the Fort Frances Clinic for many years. After leaving the clinic, she moved to Port Alberni to be with her fiancé, St. Clair Leslie.

LES ANDERSON

Les Anderson, 63, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully on Monday, June 13, 2005 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Les was born April 28, 1942 in Rainy River, Ont. to the late Les and Loretta Anderson. As a teenager, he moved to Fort Frances and has resided here ever since.

Les worked at Safeway for six years before becoming a barber. During this time, he met and married Joan Roste.

In 1977, Les became a baker, and he and Joan purchased the family business, now known as the Dough ’n Deli Shoppe. Les worked there until April of 2005.

ALICE HURLEY

Alice Hurley passed away peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, Ont. on Friday, June 3, 2005 in her 90th year. She was born Aug. 29, 1915 in Miscampbell, Ont.

Alice Helena Hurley (nee Gadd) was the beloved wife of the late Dennis J. Hurley; and loving mother of Michael Hurley and his wife, Denna, Maureen and her husband, William Elliott, Susan and her husband, Peter Seibert, and Libby and her husband, Dr. Craig Campbell.

She also was the loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

DON KERR

It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Don Clarke Kerr on June 12, 2005 at the age of 81.

He leaves to mourn his beloved wife of 57 years, Gladys; children, Leslie, Susan, and David; grandchildren, Justin and Ryan; daughter-in-law, Christine; and special friend, Nora.

Don also is survived by his two sisters, Lois Milette and Olive Erickson; many brothers- and sisters-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews; and friends.

JEANNE ELIZABETH BAYE

Jeanne Elizabeth Baye (“Grammie”), nee Lefebvre, past president and member of the Catholic Women’s League for more than 40 years, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 in her 91st year.

GORDON ARTHUR SIGURDSON

Gordon Arthur Sigurdson, 80, of 611 Nelson St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away on Friday, June 10, 2005 at the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital in Fairbanks, Alaska.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Rev. Marietta Marshall officiating.

The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 Colour Party will provide its tribute during the service.

Interment will take place in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances at a later date.

SERENA NORMA ANDY

With deep sadness, the family of Serena Andy, born Dec. 11, 1975, announces her passing into the spirit world on June 7, 2005 at the Health Science Centre in Winnipeg, Man.

Serena will be forever remembered and missed by her children, Mikey, Annabelle, Rolanda, and Victoria of Big Grassy First Nation; her father, Norman Andy of Big Grassy; her sister, Tammy Morrison of Nestor Falls, Ont.; maternal grandmother, Alice Hoard (Danny) of Atikokan, Ont.