Tragically, on Friday April 11, 2008, Michael C. Lange, of Bergland, Ont., passed away at the age of 54.
Michael was born in Rainy River, Ont. on Aug. 13, 1953 to Carl and Yvonne Lange. He was raised on the family farm near Bergland along with his two brothers, Brian and Gerald.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid NASCAR fan.
John Evans, a resident of Rainycrest in Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Friday, April 11, 2008 at his residence.
He was born Oct. 18, 1923 in Charlton, Wantage, Berks in England, and came to Canada in June of 1924 to Fort Frances.
John completed Grade 9 and 10 of the General Shop Course in June, 1941 at Fort Frances High School. He then completed a five-year apprenticeship at the trade of Motor Vehicle Repairing Specialized on Jan. 15, 1948.
John also completed a course of Heavy Duty Diesel Construction Equipment on June 11, 1965.
LYNDA GAYLE ALLEN (BERG)
Lynda Gayle Allen (Berg), 59, of Devlin, Ont., passed away Thursday, April 10, 2008 at Riverside Health Care Facilities in Fort Frances, Ont.
Funeral services will take place Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 1 p.m. at the Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, Ont.
A complete obituary will follow.
It is with great sadness of heart that the family announces the passing of Lena Duchnicki, 90, who passed away peacefully at Riverside Health Care in Fort Frances, Ont. on Thursday, April 10, 2008 with her family at her side.
She was born March 9,1918 in Buchanan, Sask. to the late William and Mary Ossachuk. On Aug. 1, 1937, she was united in marriage to John Duchnicki.
Accidentally, on Friday, April 4, 2008, Ryan Bruce Atatise, Babaamanakod (Travelling Cloud), of Ochapowace First Nation, Sask., passed away at the age of 36.
A service was held in the Fred Bear Communiplex, Ochapowace First Nation, on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at noon. A wake was held in the communiplex on Tuesday evening.
A funeral service, wake, and interment were in his home of Lac La Croix First Nation, Ont. on the evening of Thursday, April 10 and the morning of Friday, April 11, 2008 at the home of his mother, Bessie Atatise.
Mr. Frank Hutson Lundy, 76, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at St. Joseph’s Hospice.
Frank will be sadly missed by his wife of 48 years, Norma; sons, Garry (Jill) and Doug; grandchildren, Cailee and Cameron; sisters, Azaela McQuaker, Florence Watts, and Shirley (Ernie) Peters; brother, Jack Lundy; in-laws, Gerald Seed, Patricia Lundy, David and Darlene Hamilton, and Bruce and Lynn Hamilton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, F.H., Gary, and Cleland; and sisters, Arlien, Aleta, and Iola.
CLIFFORD COLEMAN ‘CLIFF’ LARRY
Clifford Coleman “Cliff” Larry, 87, of 1220 Strachan Pl., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Sunday, April 6, 2008 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
He was born Aug. 11, 1920 in Regina, Sask. to the late Ernest and Mima Larry and raised in Whitewood, Sask.
During World War II, Cliff joined the services and was stationed in Canada until his discharge. In October, 1938, Cliff moved to Brandon, Man., where he joined the flying club for flying lessons, and later received his pilot’s licence on Dec. 21, 1938.
BETTY (HARTNELL) VEILLIEUX
Suddenly, while visiting children in California, Betty Veillieux (nee Hartnell) passed away March 24, 2008 at the age of 69.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne; daughter, Pam (Tim) Alder; sons, Ken, Lyle, and Wayne Jr.; grandchildren, Melanie, Gahan, Michelle, Mesgan, and Jessicia Alder, and Minal Asalah, Logan, Sutton, new baby, and Remington Veillieux; and sisters, Helen Jacobs and Sonya Stuart.
She was predeceased by her mother and father; sister, Alice; and brother, Walter.
DAVID ARTHUR KELLY
Suddenly, on March 30, 2008, David Arthur Kelly, beloved son of Fred Kelly and his late mother, Sharlene, respected and loved by his older brothers, Bradford (Jill) and Donald (Wendi), passed away to join his mother.
Also mourning his loss are his many aunts, uncles and cousins whose lives he deeply touched with his light and spirit.
David was born June 3, 1976 at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg. He was the bundle of joy his brothers had been harping about, pestering their parents to give them a little brother.
EVELYN ALMA (BERG) ARMSTRONG
Evelyn Armstrong, of Stratton, Ont., passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Friday, April 4, 2008 at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River, Ont. after a lengthy illness.
She was born July 4, 1920 in Sifton Township, Ont. to Roy and Amanda Berg.
She will be sadly missed by her husband, Dennis, of 63 years; children, Jack (Lynn), Mike, Karen Higgins (Greg), Dan (Paulette), Alvin (Cheryl), Wayne (Eileen), and Jane Safronyck (Sid); 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
JOAN SARAH McLAREN
It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our cherished mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Joan Sarah McLaren (nee Martin), on Saturday, April 5, 2008.
Joan is survived by her daughters, Dawn Eliens of Saskatoon, Sask. and Wendy (Allan) Marshall of Sioux Lookout, Ont.; son, Martin McLaren, of Winnipeg, Man.; and grandchildren Twyla (Alex) Oleksuk of Thunder Bay, Ont., Stan (Krista) Marshall of Sioux Lookout, Ont., and Angus and Connor McLaren of Winnipeg, Man.
Garnet Hands, 95, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Rainycrest in Fort Frances.
Funeral arrangements are pending, and a complete obituary will follow.
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, Josephine “Jessie” Budiselic (nee Sloboda), 91, on Thursday, March 20, 2008.
Jessie was born July 5, 1916 in Winnipeg, Man.
She will be remembered as the sweetest, most thoughtful and caring lady who really loved and treasured her family.
She enjoyed cooking, especially for large family gatherings and celebrations together. She also loved to spend time with her grandchildren, which meant the world to her.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Stanley McLaren.
Stan is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joan Sarah (nee Martin); daughters, Dawn Eliens of Saskatoon, Sask. and Wendy (Allan) Marshall of Sioux Lookout, Ont.; and son, Martin of Winnipeg, Man.
Elaine Alice Singleton, 69, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 29, 2008 with her family by her side.
She was born Feb. 21, 1939 to Dan and Madeline Mainville. Elaine attended residential school at Couchiching First Nation, where she later worked as a cook along with various tourist camps throughout the area.
She enjoyed cooking, playing Bingo, and spending time with her friends and family.