Peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont., Marie A. Hyatt of Fort Frances entered into rest at the age of 81.
Marie was born Dec. 4, 1927 in Fort Frances to the late John and Prozina Mutz. After her mother’s passing, Marie was adopted by the late Alvin and Verna Canfield.
Marie was united in marriage to Robert (Bob) Hyatt in 1947 and together they moved to a farm south of Devlin, Ont., where they farmed and raised their family.
In 1984, they retired and left the farm, moving to Fort Frances.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and best friend, Orval Allan Lougheed, on Monday, Dec. 22, 2008 at the Lake of the Woods Hospital in Kenora, Ont.
Orval was born Nov. 11, 1924 in Carpenter Township to the late Israel and Elma Lougheed.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Edra Jean (nee Murray); their five children, Billy (Charlotte), Jeanne (Morley) McDonald, Glen, Grant (Lorette), and Les (Ellen); nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
After a lengthy illness, R. Earl Marsh passed away Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008 in Calgary, Alta. at the age of 82.
Earl was born Oct. 29, 1926 in Sleeman, Ont., and is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter, Heather; son-in-law, Trevor Battle; sisters, Mildred Marsh and Betty Hagarty; brother-in-law, Alvin Hagarty; sisters-in-law, Elaine Mercier and Edna Marsh; and many nephews and nieces.
Earl was predeceased by his parents, Bob and Rena Marsh; and brothers, Clifford, Gordon, Donald, and Doug.
Memorial service to be announced in the spring.
Mom peacefully passed away on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008 at Victoria Hospital in Winnipeg, Man.
Born on Jan. 5, 1917 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Ed and Alma Roy, Mom spent most of her life in Fort Frances with the exception of three years in Prince Rupert, B.C. and three years in Virgina, Mn.
In earlier years, Mom spent time knitting sweaters, mostly curling sweaters. Both her and dad were real curlers, and spent many hours at the rink and on bonspiels.
Mom also loved to can, and it really showed as the shelves were full of pickles and jams.
Peacefully on Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, Garnett Adam Neilson of Rainycrest in Fort Frances, Ont. passed away with Vivian, his wife of 62 years, at his side.
Garnett was born Jan. 29, 1926 on the Neilson homestead in Sifton Township. He grew up there hunting and fishing and contributing to the family livelihood; as well as learning the ethics of hard work, honesty, and self-reliance—values that he carried with him for the rest of his life.
Andrew Michael Spellman, 20, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.
Andrew was born Jan. 27, 1988 in Winnipeg, Man. He was an avid outdoorsperson who enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, and fishing.
He was looking forward to a career in aviation.
Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Dawn Spellman; father, Michael Vanderhorst; and brother, David.
Wanda Vivian Wise, 86, of 901 Shevlin Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008.
She was born Aug. 3, 1922, in Chokio, Mn. to the late Edward and Helen Schmidt.
Wanda grew up and attended school in Herman, Mn., where she lived on the family farm. She graduated from beauty college in Minneapolis, where she met Don during the war. On Feb. 22, 1946, they were united in marriage.
On Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, Vivian Adeline Smith, of Rainy River, Ont., went to be with her Lord at the age of 88 years.
Vivian was born April 21, 1920 to John Victor (JV) Smith and Ruth Ericson in Minnedosa, Man. She moved to Rainy River with her family as a small girl.
She is survived by her brother, Calvin Smith.
She was predeceased by her parents; and brothers, John Wesley, Donald, Russell, Gordon, and Victor.
Vivian was a teenager when God “gloriously saved” her. She devoted the rest of her life to her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
John Bodnarchuk, 78, of Rainy River, Ont., passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008 at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River with family at his side.
John was born Feb. 28, 1930 in Sundown, Man. to the late Karl and Annie Bodnarchuk.
In his younger years, John began driving truck and continued for 44 years until his retirement. In his later years, John will be best remembered driving his small red tractor plowing gardens and pushing snow.
One of his favourite pastimes was playing his violin at various functions in Rainy River District.
Another proud veteran has left us.
Roy Tinkess passed away peacefully at his home in Rainycrest in Fort Frances, Ont. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008.
Roy was born Aug. 24, 1922 in Mirror Lake. B.C. His family then moved to Regina, Sask. when Roy was a young lad.
Roy served his country during WWII. It was while he was in the service that he met his future wife, Alice May Godin.
Madeline Jordbro, 86, of 851 Colonization Rd. W., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
She was born Sept. 15, 1922 in Brantford, Ont. to the late Jack and Jessie McGinnis.
Madeline grew up in Brantford and later met Bud Jordbro in 1942, where she was working in a bomber aircraft factory. On June 24,1944, she was united in marriage to Bud and later, in 1954, they moved to Fort Frances.
Ethel Marian Wilson, 84, of Long Term Care at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River, Ont., passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 8, 2008.
She was born May 15, 1924 in Rainy River to the late Charles and Magna Hodges.
Ethel grew up in Rainy River and, in her earlier years, worked at the Arctic Cat plant and the Foodway grocery store there. She was a past member of the Lady Trainmen, the Miriam Rebekah Lodge, and Knox United Church in Rainy River,
On June 10, 1946, Ethel was united in marriage to Leslie Wilson.
Ethel will be missed dearly by her family and friends.
It is with great regret and sadness that the family announces the passing of Joseph Big George (Mizhakii-inini) at the Emo Health Centre in Emo, Ont. on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008.
Joseph was born on Lake of the Woods on Sept. 5, 1931 and spent his entire life in Rainy River District.
Joseph was a respected elder in the First Nation communities in the district and will be sadly missed by the entire community.
William Frederick (Fred) Fraser of Preeceville, Sask., formerly of the Strasbourg and Devlin, Ont. communities, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008 at the age of 76.
Fred is survived by his wife of 55 years, Katherine; children, Diane, Ian (Wendy), Ken (Charlene), and Shannon (Rene Hansen); grandchildren, Scott Duncan, Brenna Duncan, Kirt Fraser, Karla Fraser, Kreig Fraser, Danielle Fraser, Kyndra Fraser, Alyssa Fraser, and Denny Hansen; great-grandchildren, Nadine Fraser and Tristen Hansen; and brother, Phil.
Douglas Byron Stuart, 81, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
Byron was born Aug. 29, 1927 in Emo, Ont. to the late Charles and Maude Stuart He spent 12 years in Dryden, Ont., but had lived most of his life in Rainy River District.
He worked as a manager at Eatons for 39 years.