Raymond Robert Tucker, 72, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont. on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with parish prayers at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Rev. Georgina Connor officiating.
A complete obituary will follow.
It is with deep sadness that the family of Peter William Ballan Jr. announces his passing on Friday, Nov. 23, 2007 at his home in his sleep of natural causes.
Peter Jr. was born Sept. 15, 1958 in Fort Frances, Ont. He had worked in Toronto as an iron worker. He took great pride in his job and was a member of the International Association of Iron Workers.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and guiding, but most of all he loved his family.
He is survived by his parents, Pete and Sophie Ballan Sr.; and sisters, Toni (Charles) Anderson of Eagan, Mn. and Dorlene (Don) Parsons of Lakefield, Ont.
Peacefully, on Wednesday Nov. 21, 2007 at the La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont., Colleen Allan (nee Heward) of Emo, Ont. passed away at the age of 85.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, with Rev. Eileen Bragg officiating.
A complete obituary will follow.
It is with grieving hearts that the family of Alva Irvine announces her passing on Sunday morning, Nov. 18, 2007 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont., the last of that Irvine generation that began in 1888.
She was born Alva Mary Elizabeth Moulton on June 28, 1916 in Emo, Ont. (Lash Township) to William Aylmer Charles Moulton, formerly of Woodford, Ont., and Annie Beatrice Watson, formerly of Bognor, Ont., near Meaford, who came to Emo in March, 1914 from Owen Sound, Ont.
Elva Madison passed away at Birchwood Terrace Nursing Home on Nov. 18, 2007 at the age of 93.
Elva was born in Burriss, Ont. to Niles and Florence Kennett on Aug. 7, 1914. She began teaching less than a month after her 17th birthday and taught primary grades for 31 years, the last 20 in the Keewatin Public School.
She pioneered the Keewatin kindergarten and taught Keewatin’s very first kindergarten class (a private one) in Granny McCowan’s dining room.
Arne Lloyd “Bud” Strom, 80, of 934 Phair Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away after a short illness on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Bud was born Oct. 24, 1927 in Fort Frances to the late Erick and Alvida Strom. On Aug. 12, 1954, he was united in marriage to the former Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Lindsay.
Following marriage, they raised their family in Fort Frances.
Janelle Gavin, 52, of Loves Park, Ill. and formerly of Chicago, Ill., was beamed up on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 from her home.
She was born Feb. 10, 1955 in Chicago, the daughter of John D. and Patricia Myers Gavin.
Janelle was a graduate of Elizabeth Seton High School in South Holland. She was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Janelle was employed by UPS in Rockford as an aircraft mechanic. She alsow was a huge “Star Trek” fan.
Birdena Bingham, 87, of Atikokan Ont., passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007 at her home with her family by her side.
Birdena was born in Kincaid, Sask. to Bill and Helen Anderson on Aug. 12, 1920. She was raised in Mankota, Sask., and loved the Prairies her whole life. Horses were her great passion growing up, and just driving past fields she could tell you exactly what kind were there.
She was the eldest of nine children during the Depression, and with her mother’s death at an early age, she quickly became the main caregiver and learned the value of a dollar.
Brian Hughes, of Devlin, Ont., passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007.
Brian was born May 26, 1959 to Victor and Helen Hughes.
He attended school in Devlin and Fort Frances, Ont. He worked as a section man for the CNR, and afterwards was employed as a delimber operator for various logging contractors.
He is survived by his mother, Helen; brothers, Victor (Cheryl) and Darren of Devlin, Ont.; sister, Shelley (Brian) McKinnon of Devlin, Ont.; niece, Nicole Hughes; and nephews, Wyatt Hughes and Cody McKinnon.
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, Lillian Maria Anderson (Allan).
She passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007 at her home in Fort Frances, Ont., with family by her side, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Lillian was born in Black Sturgeon, Ont. on Jan. 29, 1935 and began her life learning how to be a hard worker, helping her family with the fisheries. She spent most of her life working in the hospitality industry, serving up many a good meal with her smiles and good cheers.
It is with great sadness that the family announces the quick passing of Lynn Marie Venne 58, of Emo, Ont., on Monday, Nov. 5, 2007.
Lynn was born April 23, 1949 in Emo to Arthur and Marion Venne. She was a unique and special little lady who enjoyed listening to music, and will be dearly missed by the family.
She leaves behind her mother, Marion; two brothers, Donald (Patsy) and Garry (Diane); two sisters, Lois (Guy Simmons) of Emo, Ont., and Lucille (Rick Fecho) of Dryden, Ont.; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Russell A. Fisher, of Emo, Ont., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 98.
Russell was born on the family farm on May 17, 1909 to the late Charles and Elizabeth Fisher. The family farm was to be Russell’s home for the next 94 years.
Russell served on many agricultural boards over the years, and was one of the first farmers to introduce Charolais cattle to Rainy River District.
He was united in marriage to Mary Dorthea Gadd on Oct. 25, 1943 and together they celebrated 64 years of marriage.
On the 11th day of the 11th month, Marjorie Byrnes passed away peacefully at the Rainy River Health Centre Extended Care in Rainy River, Ont.
Marjorie was born Feb. 16, 1922 to Clarence and Ebba Pederson. She lived most of her life in Rainy River, with some time spent in Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, and Calgary.
William “Bill” Mutz, 84, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007 at his home in Alberton Township, Ont.
Bill was born July 13, 1923 in Rakowy Las, Poland to the late Nick and Barbara Mutz. In 1936, Bill’s family moved to Canada and settled in Fort Frances, Ont.
In his earlier years, he worked at the paper mill in Fort Frances until his retirement. As well, Bill also lived and farmed in Alberton Township, and as well on another farm he owned near Emo.
On Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, Leona Barr, 73, and her youngest son, Thomas Joseph Barr, 40, both former residents of Atikokan, Ont., were involved in a motor vehicle collision in Kamloops, B.C.
Leona lost her life in the collision while Tom succumbed to his injuries on Monday, Oct. 22 at the Royal Inland Hospital.
Leona was born June 17, 1934 in Fort Frances, Ont. to the late Thomas Godin and Pierrine Jourdain. She quickly became the spoiled baby of numerous siblings.