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Obituaries

JOYCE EDNA BURKE

Joyce Edna Burke (nee Taylor) passed away peacefully in hospital in British Columbia on Jan. 22, 2005 after a brief illness.

She was born May 9, 1925 to Frank and Lily Taylor of Fort Frances, Ont.

Survived by her brothers, Ed (Carolyn), Ray (Cathy), and John (Carole); nephews, Frank, David, and Bobby; and niece, Leann.

She was the loving mother of Ted (Lise), Chris (Dean), and Susan (Randy).

She also was the proud grandmother of six, Matthew, Jamie, and Cheyenne Clause of Ottawa, Ont., and Richard, Garrett, and Francis Burke of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont.

RICHARD ‘DICK’ BOUDREAU

It is with deepest sorrow that the family announces the passing of Richard Boudreau, husband, father, grandfather, and friend of many.

Richard passed peacefully in his sleep after a brief battle with cancer at the age of 68.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joan; children, Bradley (Therese), Brent (Donna), and Lori-Ann; and grandchildren, Serena, Aaron, and Taylor.

He also is survived by his mother, Dora; brother, Jim (Lillian); sister, Elsie (George); and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father, Arthur; and brother, John.

STUART A. NICOL

The family of Stuart A. Nicol (R.C.N.V.R.), formerly of Fort Frances, Ont., wish to announce that Stu passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005 at Toronto, Ont. in his 83rd year.

Stu is survived by his wife, Marjorie, of 54 years; sons, David and his wife, Margaret Chaput, of Ottawa, Ont., and Stuart Jr. and his wife, Susan Millar-Nicol, of Ponte Voara, Fla.

Stuart also is survived by his brothers, Blake (Elsie) of Thunder Bay, Ont. and Murray (Sybil) of Edmonton, Alta.

TIMOTHY ROY PERREAULT

Timothy (Tim) Perreault passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Jan. 31, 2005 at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Man.

Tim was born to Greg and Pauline Perreault on Dec. 31, 1973 in Fort Frances, Ont.

Tim will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered, by his wife and best friend, Kim Perreault; and stepchildren, Sara and Nathan DeGagne. Tim loved Sara and Nathan, and regarded them as his own. He was a positive influence in their upbringing.

PHILLIP COLIN WHITEFISH

Phillip Whitefish, 16, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005 in Fort Frances, Ont.

Phillip was born Nov. 18, 1988 in Fort Frances and attended Donald Young and Sturgeon Creek schools. In September, 2004, Phillip attended Fort Frances High School and enjoyed being among his many friends there.

Phillip often could be seen at his favourite table in the cafeteria that afforded him the best view of everything and everyone around him.

TIMOTHY ROY PERREAULT

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing of our angel, loving son, brother,

grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin, and great friend, Timothy Roy Perreault on Monday, January 31,

2005 in Winnipeg, MB. Tim was born on December 31, 1973 in Fort Frances, Ont.

Before his illness, Tim was working full-time at Busch’s Auto Supplies since 1998.

Tim leaves to mourn his wife Kim and her children, Nathan and

Sara Degagne, his loving parents Greg and Pauline Perreault,

big brother Nathan (Lonnie) Perreault, paternal grandmother

TIMOTHY ROY PERREAULT

Timothy (Tim) Perreault passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Jan. 31, 2005 at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Man.

Tim was born to Greg and Pauline Perreault on Dec. 31, 1973 in Fort Frances, Ont.

Tim will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered, by his wife and best friend, Kim Perreault; and stepchildren, Sara and Nathan DeGagne. Tim loved Sara and Nathan, and regarded them as his own. He was a positive influence in their upbringing.

ANNA AUGUSTA MORKEN

Anna Augusta (Wold) Morken, 90, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, Jan. 31, 2005 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Anna was born Oct. 23, 1914 in Winona, Mn. to the late Melvin and Augusta Wold. As a child, she moved with her family to Northbranch, Ont.

On April 27, 1936, she was united in marriage to Paul Morken. They settled just north of Stratton, Ont. and together they farmed and raised their family. They also raised numerous foster children over the years.

In 1996, she moved to Emo, Ont. after selling the farm.

HERMINE GERBER

Hermine Gerber, 89, of R.R.#1, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, Jan. 31, 2005 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

She was born Oct. 7, 1915 in Reitnau, Switzerland to the late Jakob and Emilie Hochuli.

On April 18, 1940, Hermine was united in marriage to John Gerber and together they raised their family, immigrating to Canada in 1961 and farming in this area for many years, providing farm-fresh produce.

LAWRENCE SHARP

Lawrence Sharp passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 2005 at his home in Hamilton, Ont. at the age of 85.

Lawrence started his cooking career at the age of 17 when his cousin, Frank Oster, “who was a fabulous cook,” took him to help in the bush camps.

At the age of 20, he joined the Canadian Navy as a cook and remained there for 35 years.

Lawrence made his home in Halifax, N.S. with his wife, Ann, and raised his family there. They then moved to Hamilton, where he cooked at the Hamilton General Hospital for 10 years before retiring.

GENE SPRINGER (CARMODY)

Gene Springer (Carmody), of Calgary, Alta., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005 at the age of 75.

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Deb Buray; son, Jim and daughter-in-law, Liz; three grandsons, Shane, Casey, and Drew; and two great-grandchildren, Jordyn and Jaiden.

Also surviving are two brothers, Jim (Freeda) of Devlin, Ont. and John of Nanaimo, B.C.; and her extended family, Darlene, Dallas (Russ), and Dale (Daryl).

Gene was predeceased by her husband, J.D.; son, Dwayne; and brother, Earl.

ADDIE OIEN

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Addie Oien, at the Emo Hospital in Emo, Ont. on Jan. 26, 2005.

She is survived by her son, Pat Lipsette (Diane) of Florida; her daughter, Sis Steele of Devlin, Ont.; and five grandchildren, Bob Steele (Becky), Pat Steele (Stacy), Jodi Holden (Brad), Jim Lipsette (Kim), and Mike Lipsette (Starr).

Addie also had five great-grandchildren, Ross and Darby Steele, Macy Holden, and Nicholas and Addison Lipsette; and numerous nieces and nephews.

JOHN ROBERT ‘BOB’ BOOTH

Bob passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2005 at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River, Ont. He was 67 at the time of his passing. He was born May 7, 1937 in Emo, Ont. to Martin and Hazel Booth.

Bob was united in marriage Nov. 19, 1960 in Baudette, Mn. to Blanche Grace Selman, after which they began to build a life together in Rainy River.

Bob worked as a brakeman/conductor for CN Rail for 29 years, and forged many good and lasting friendships through his job.

ANNE L. DESCHAMPS

Anne L. Deschamps, 90, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

She was born Dec. 3, 1914 in Overly, N.D. to the late John and Alice Shucard.

Anne was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, the C.W.L., and a past member of the Canadian Order of Foresters.

Anne enjoyed her flower garden, knitting, crocheting, cooking, and, in earlier years, bowling. She also travelled extensively with her husband, Phillippe.

NICHOLAS (NICK) GRYNOL

Nicholas Grynol, 78, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly on Monday, Jan. 24, 2005 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Nick was born Dec. 19, 1926 in Insinger, Sask. to Andrew and Helen Grynol.

He grew up on the family farm one of nine children. His father passed away on May 2, 1944 and in 1947, Nick and his mother moved to Fort Frances.

He had bartended at the Rainy Lake Hotel for two years before joining the Canadian National Rail in 1949. He retired as a yard switchman in September, 1985.

MARY SARANCHUK

Mary Saranchuk passed away in her 94th year at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Friday, Jan. 21, 2005.

She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene (1991); her parents, Harry and Tania Cormylo; her sister, Jean; and brothers, Henry and Michael.

Mary is survived by her sons, William and George (Colette); grandsons, Andrew (Kim), John, Peter, Patrick (Natalie), Matthew (Diana), and David; and granddaughter, Mary Kate.

AUDREY JANE SWANTON

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our much loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister, Audrey Jane Swanton. Audrey passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 24, 2005.

Audrey was predeceased by her parents, Stan and Ethel Mae Hyatt; first husband, Gordon Lee; second husband, Red Swanton; sons, Garry and Wayne; sisters, Lorna Lloyd and Yvonne Hughes; and daughter-in-law, Luanne Lee.

ROLAND BOOTH

Roland Booth, 81, of Sarnia, Ont., passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004 at the Bluewater Health Mitton Street Site in Sarnia.

A wonderful husband, father, and grandfather has left us.

Roland Booth, born Feb. 22, 1923 in Broughton, England, was one of the kindest, gentlest, generous, most compassionate souls on earth. He had quick intellect and a delightful sense of humour.

He would help anyone, anywhere, anytime, and never expected anything in return. He treated everyone as a friend.

NICHOLAS (NICK) KOTYK

Nicholas (Nick) Kotyk, 85, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born Feb. 17, 1919 in Arbakka, Man. to the late Demetro and Wasylyna Kotyk.

Nick joined the Canadian Army in 1938 and while serving during WWII, he was united in marriage to the former Ann Yaremkiw on Jan. 14, 1940.

WALTER RICHARD (WALLY) MCKEE

Walter Richard (Wally) McKee passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005.

He is survived by his spouse, Jennifer Gustafson; three children, Billy Jean McKee, James McKee, and Jacob McKee; parents, Bob and Ethel McKee; and grandmother, Jenny Dixon.

Also surviving are his brothers, Jamie (Liz) McKee and Robbie (Shauna) McKee; uncles, Brian Wyer and Tommy Wyer; aunt, Betty (Ted) Wyer; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Wally was born July 19, 1959 in Thunder Bay, Ont. He had worked as a hardrock miner at the Dynatec Mine in Balmertown, Ont.

JOHN (JACK) ALLEN McCUTCHON

It is with great sorrow the family announces the passing of John (Jack) McCutchon, 67, in Vernon, B.C. on Jan. 2, 2005.

He leaves behind his son, Kenneth of Thunder Bay, Ont., and daughters, Loretta, Dawn, Tracy, and Laura of British Columbia; brothers, Donald of Vernon, Kenneth James of Thunder Bay, and Robert Wayne of Keewatin; and sisters, Grace and Patricia of Fort Frances, Ont.

He was predeceased by his wife, Rosalie; and parents, John and Clara McCutchon.

Cremation has taken place, and his ashes will be buried beside his wife in Vernon.

STEVE LENART

(1927-2005)

Steve lived his life to the fullest . . . and did it his way.

Steve Lenart, formerly of Windsor, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Jan. 11, 2005.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Marilyn, of Fort Frances, Ont.; daughter, Rachelle of Windsor, Ont.; son, Steven and wife, Janet, of Fort Frances, Ont.; and grandchildren, Ashley and Steven of Fort Frances, Ont.

He also was the father of the late David Lenart (1999).

FREDERICK ARTHUR VOLK

On Dec. 29, 2004, Fred passed away peacefully at St. Boniface Hospital, with his family by his side, at the age of 73.

Fred is survived by his loving wife of more than 50 years, Julia; his step-mother, Alma Volk; sons, Larry (Liz) and Eugene (Krys); daughters, Patty (Ron) Meunier, with children, Bradley (Amy) and David (Carol), Karen (Patrick) Wilkes with children, Heather and Ryan, and Evelyn (Richard) Roy with children, Adam and Aaron; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

STEVE M. ONICHUK (1939-2005)

After a courageous battle, Steve Onichuk passed away peacefully at the CLSC CHSLD Champagnat on Jan. 6, 2005. Best friend of Réal St-Pierre.

He is survived by his sisters, Lena Mercure and Nettie (Kenneth Walker); sister-in-law, Ann Onichuk; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 14, 2005 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Le Sieur et Frère Ltée, 95 St-Luc Blvd, St-Luc, Que.

The family will receive condolences 30 minutes prior to the service.

LEONARD DICKENSON MELVILLE

Leonard Dickenson Melville, 83, of Sun City, Ariz,, passed away Jan. 1, 2005.

A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Bemidji, Mn. at a date to be scheduled in late spring.

Leonard was born in Bemidji on Oct. 13, 1921 to Leonard “Dick” Melville and Evelyn Bailey Melville. He attended the Laboratory School and then graduated from Bemidji High School in 1939.