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LYLE DON MORKEN

It is with great sadness that the family of Lyle Don Morken announces his passing on Wednesday, April 28, 2004.

Lyle was born Oct. 20, 1973 in Emo, Ont. He attended school in Barwick, Fort Frances, and Kenora, Ont., and graduated from Beaver Brae Secondary School in Kenora.

Lyle was a licensed truck driver employed in the road construction industry, and was working for Harold McQuaker Enterprises Ltd. of Emo.

He was predeceased by his father, Don Morken in 1978; grandfather, George Morken in 1984; and grandmother, Charlotte Morken in 1991.

EDNA MARIE OSSACHUK

Edna Marie Ossachuk, of 830 Armit Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly Monday, May 10, 2004 at Riverside Health Care Facilities in Fort Frances.

Edna was born Aug. 29, 1917 in Hywood, Mn.

Edna was predeceased by her husband, John in 1994; one son, John Arthur in 1999; one grandson, Michael Ossachuk in 1998; her parents, Sadie and Frank Steele; brothers, Everett, Harvey, and Bob; and one sister, Ada.

ALLAN H. WICKSTROM

Allan H. Wickstrom, 87, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Sunday, May 9, 2004 in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Allan was born June 19, 1916 in Mora, Sweden. He emigrated to Canada at the age of four and settled in Minnesota. He later moved to Saskatchewan and then to Fort Frances in the fall of 1930, where he had lived since.

He was a past member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 and the Swedish Club.

WILLIAM ‘BILL’ BRUYERE

It is with much sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our big brother, “Bill,” on Monday, May 10, 2004 in Fort Frances, Ont.

Born William Daniel Bruyere on Sept. 28, 1962 to the late Irvin and Elaine Bruyere, Bill made his home on Couchiching First Nation, where he lived all his life.

Bill was predeceased by his parents, Irvin in 1987 and Elaine in 2000. He also was predeceased by his nephew, Payton, in January, 2001.

Bill leaves behind his special friend, Jennifer Spoon, with whom he shared his life. He leaves also his brother and sisters.

RAYMOND A. DOLK

It is with great sadness that the family of Raymond (Ray) Dolk announces his peaceful passing at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Man. on May 4, 2004.

He was born May 15, 1923 to the late Robert and Jennie Dolk, and lived all his life in Fort Frances, Ont., a place he loved dearly.

During the Second World War, he proudly served in the Royal Canadian Navy. During his stint, while stationed in Newfoundland, he met and married his bride, Sarah (Bridie), and they enjoyed some 60 years together raising five children.

MAURICE WILFRED DESSERRE

Maurice Wilfred Desserre, 63, of 26 Byng St., Emo, Ont., passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

He was born Feb. 5, 1941 in Pattullo, Ont. In his earlier years, Maurice moved to Thompson, Man., where he was employed in mining for a couple of years. From there, he moved to Dryden, Ont. to work for the Dryden Paper Co., as well as Towland Hewitson as foreman in operating the asphalt plant.

ADRIAN VanROOYEN

Mr. Adrianus (Adrian) Zegert Willem VanRooyen, 64, of Cambrian Cres., passed away unexpectedly upon arrival at hospital on Thursday, April 22, 2004.

Born Dec. 3, 1939 in Harmelen, Holland, he emigrated to Canada in 1948, where his family settled in St. Catharines, Ont. When he was 19, he joined the Ministry of Natural Resources, which brought him to Northwestern Ontario.

HELMER ( “TUSS”) LANGLIE

Helmer “Tuss” Langlie, 89, passed away suddenly on April 24, 2004 in St. Augustine, Florida.

Tuss was born in Plummer, MN on Sept. 28, 1914.

After graduating high school, he played minor-league baseball in North Dakota for a couple of years and then set off with friends on his great adventure into the Canadian wilderness. There, he and Bob Booren built and operated Arrowhead Camps in Nestor Falls for nearly fifty years (taking time out to serve the US Navy during WWII).

ALFRED ‘ROY’ TAYLOR

Alfred “Roy” Taylor, of London, Ont., passed away Thursday, April 22, 2004 at home in his 80th year.

ROBERT JOSEPH (BOB) CROSS

Robert (Bob) Cross, 52, of 375 Daniel Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Sunday, April 18, 2004 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born Nov. 15, 1951 in Fort Frances to the late Art and Corinne Cross. Bob lived all of his life in Fort Frances.

He had worked at various local gas retail businesses, including Husky, Shell, Mohawk, and Great Bear. He also was a member of Knox United Church in Fort Frances for many years.

ROBERT JOSEPH (BOB) CROSS

Robert (Bob) Cross, 52, of 375 Daniel Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Sunday, April 18, 2004 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born Nov. 15, 1951 in Fort Frances to the late Art and Corinne Cross. Bob lived all of his life in Fort Frances.

He had worked at various local gas retail businesses, including Husky, Shell, Mohawk, and Great Bear. He also was a member of Knox United Church in Fort Frances for many years.

DAMOSE (MOUSIE) DESORCY

All good things must come to an end and so after 84 years

filled with love, family, and friends, “Mousie” Desorcy peacefully passed away on April 15, 2004 with his loving family by his side.

He was born on Jan. 12, 1920 in Lorette, Man. to Eva and Eugene Desorcy. Mousie grew up on the family farm in Rainy River, Ont.

He was united in marriage July 7, 1945 to Helen Komarnicki and together they raised six children.

Mousie loved fishing and spent many hours on Ontario lakes. Dad also loved

SAMARA RAYANNE HAYES

It is with great sorrow that the family of Samantha Rayanne Hayes announce her peaceful passing on Sunday, April 18, 2004.

Samara was born May 15, 1997 to Corey and Susan Hayes in Thunder Bay, Ont. She was the second of five children.

Samara loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandparents and Great-Grandpa Baxter. Samara was attending the North Star Community School in Atikokan, Ont., and looked forward to going each day with her many close friends and extra special friend, Darlene.

BEATRICE LILLIAN WILDE

Beatrice Lillian Wilde, 88, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence Thursday, April 15, 2004.

She was born Jan. 3, 1916 in Fort Frances to the late John and Elizabeth McQuarrie. Following high school graduation, she continued on to North Bay Normal School to become a teacher.

MARY BENSON

Mary Benson, 93, of 425 Nelson St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly at her residence Tuesday, April 13, 2004.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 10 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances. Fr. Ed Merchant s.j. will officiate, with interment in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Stratton, Ont.

Friends may visit Friday, April 16, 2004 from 7 until 9 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.

MARTHA NOELLA LYONS

It is with great sadness that the family of Martha Noella Lyons announces her passing after a courageous battle with cancer at Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. in Fort Frances, Ont. on Monday, April 12, 2004.

Martha was born April 4, 1918 to the late Napolean and Jane Desrosier. Martha spent most of her life in Fort Frances and married her late husband, John Henry Lyons, who had delighted her with eight children.

Martha was employed for many years at the hospital and after retirement, enjoyed the outdoors and playing Bingo.

JOSEY EMILY OTT (JOHNSON)

It was with great sadness when Josey passed away Sunday, April 4, 2004, in Rainy River Hospital in Rainy River, Ont. She was born Aug. 17, 1921 to Joe and Emily Johnson at Pinewood, Ont.

At the beginning of the World War II, she went to Thunder Bay, where she worked in the Canada Car. When the war was over, she moved to Sioux Narrows, Ont., where she worked in the post office.

She met Russell Ott here and married in 1949. They then moved to Bow Island, Alta., where she worked in the hospital in the housekeeping department for 29 years.

PETER BIRNEY

Peter Birney passed away March 26, 2004 in Winnipeg, Man. He was born March 30, 1931 in Glasglow, Scotland.

“Scottie” enjoyed his visits to Fort Frances, Ont., and loved going to the lake to spend time with his family and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, Grace and Peter Birney; and his sister, Margaret McLennaghan.

Scottie will be sadly missed by his brother, Eddie (Annis); and his sister, Grace (Alvin) Armstrong; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place in Winnipeg, and a private family service was held in his memory.

MARY CAROLINA HAW

Mary Carolina Haw, 88, passed away peacefully in the Fraser Canyon Hospital in Hope, B.C.

She was predeceased by her husbands, George Orval Sullivan (1944) and Allan Russell Haw (1994); granddaughter Sherri (1957); and grandson, Murray (1999).

Mary is survived by her loving children, George and his wife, Shirley, Glenn and his wife, Heather, and Ralph and his wife, Daryl; and stepchildren, Francis Haw and his wife, Sarah, and Margaret Brindle and her husband, John.

She also will be sadly missed by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

SHIRLEY ANN CLIFFORD

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, Shirley Ann Clifford (nee Larson).

Shirley fought a courageous battle with cancer and passed away April 1, 2004 at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora, Ont. with her family by her side.

Shirley was born Sept. 3, 1947 in Rainy River, Ont. to Ralph and Alice Larson, and grew up in Bergland, Ont.

RUBY MCDONALD

Ruby McDonald, 86, of Emo, Ont., passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at the Emo hospital in Emo.

Ruby was born June 10, 1917 in Emo to Charles and Rennie Brigham. She was united in marriage to Willard McDonald in 1936 and together they raised their sons in the Emo area.

She was a member of the Knox United Church in Emo and the Emo Rebekah Lodge.

EDITH ‘JOHNNIE’ REUTER

Edith “Johnnie” Reuter, 79, of International Falls, Mn., passed away Monday March 31, 2004 at Falls Memorial Hospital in International Falls.

Edith “Johnnie” Johnson was born Feb. 13, 1925 in Fort Frances, Ont. She grew up in Fort Frances and moved to International Falls in 1945.

She was united in marriage to Paul Reuter Jr. on Nov. 26, 1942 at the First Lutheran Rectory.

She enjoyed ceramics, and loved dancing and singing. She also was a writer of children’s stories and poetry, and a fan of her beloved Minnesota Twins baseball team.

ELLA MARY CARRUTHERS

Ella Mary Carruthers, 77, of Emo, Ont., passed away Sunday, March 28, 2004 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was born Nov. 25, 1926 in Emo to Melvin and Winnie French. She was raised in Emo and after high school, attended Normal School in Thunder Bay. She taught in schools throughout the district for 40 years, at first as a full-time teacher and later as a substitute teacher.

She was united in marriage to Albert Carruthers on Aug. 18, 1947 and together they had 12 children.

CYNTHIA LOUISE (CINDY) MOWE

With great sorrow, the family announces the passing of Cynthia Louise Mowe, 40, of Stratton, Ont., who passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Emo Health Centre in Emo, Ont. on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 after a courageous year-long battle with cancer.

Cindy was born in Rainy River, Ont. on June 5, 1963 to Fred and Vivian Hartnell.

Cindy loved life and lived it to the fullest every day. She loved to line dance, and enjoyed biking and walking, and just spending time with her family. She had a positive, loving outlook on life.

ROBERT DALE PERUSSE

It is with great sadness that the family of Dale Perusse announce his passing on Sunday, March 28, 2004 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Dale was born Nov. 8, 1935 in Fort Frances to Walter and Allene Perusse. He was united in marriage to Bonnie Shannon on April 11, 1959.

As a young man, he worked as a plaster, travelling and plying his trade. He worked in New York on the World Trade Center, built homes in Fort Frances, remodelled the Residential School at Couchiching, and had worked on La Verendrye Hospital.