After a courageous battle with cancer, Beverly Watts passed away peacefully with her family and friends by her side at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Tuesday June 24, 2008, at the age of 65.
Beverly was born on November 25, 1942 in Fort Frances, Ont. She was united in marriage to Bill Watts on March 1, 1960 and together made their home in Finland, Ont.
Bev was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a loving and giving lady who always put everyone’s needs ahead of her own.
Norah May (Keenahan)(Stalker) Walsh passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008 at her home located at 550 Osborne St. in Fort Frances, Ont. with her family at her side.
Norah was born in McIrvine, Fort Frances, Ont., on May 4, 1921. Her loving parents were John and Alice (Smith) Keenahan. She had a brother, Frank, a sister, Kathleen (George Brooks) and later, one half-sister, Jane (Gunter Wirtz).
Joseph James Brown 66 of St. Paul, Mn. and formerly of Rainy River First Nations, Ont. passed away at his residence on Wednesday, June 25, 2008.
Joseph was born on February 21, 1942 in Emo, Ont. to the late Charlie and Agnes Brown. He had worked as guide, pulpwood cutter and as a landscaper. He enjoyed fishing and playing cribbage and he loved the outdoors. He was a very quiet, simple man who would go along with everyone. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
2 Timothy 4:7,8 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing.”
Anna Plett, 79, of Blumenort, Man. (formerly of Stratton, Ont.), passed away June 17, 2008 in St. Boniface Hospital.
Anna was born on November 17, 1928 to her parents, Cornelius and Anna G. Dueck in the RM of Hanover, Man. She came to know the Lord as a young lady and was baptized on July 7, 1946.
Dan Stewart Bilben, 64, of International Falls, Mn., passed away Monday, June 23, 2008 at the Falls Memorial Hospital in International Falls.
Born Nov. 16, 1943 at Bemidji, Mn., Dan moved to International Falls at an early age and was a lifelong resident of the Falls. He graduated from Falls High School in 1962 and went on to graduate with honours from the Bemidji State University in 1972 with a BA degree in business.
Beverly Watts, 65, of Chapple Twp, Ont, peacefully passed away at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Tuesday, June 24, 2008.
A complete funeral announcement to follow.
Peacefully, on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont., Donald R. Penney of Fort Frances, formerly of Stratton, Ont. and Atikokan, Ont., passed away at the age of 72.
He was born in Stratton to the late George and Marguerite Penney.
Over the years, Donald worked at many places, including CN Rail as a B&B foreman, road construction and logging, the Caland Ore Mine in Atikokan, Atikokan Forest Products in Sapawe, and, until retirement, for D&L Grocery store in Atikokan.
A memorial service for the late Dorothy Adeline Haines will be held Monday, June 30, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Guthrie United Church in Devlin, Ont.
Rev. Francis Flook will officiate, with interment to follow in Emo Cemetery in Emo, Ont.
Should family and friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, P.O. Box 444, Fort Frances, ON., P9A 3M8 or c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
Online condolences may be made offered at www.mem.com
Josette M. Koss was born Dec. 16, 1923 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Gaston and Mary (Godin) Camirand. She passed away at her home in Warren, Ore. on May 26, 2008 at the age of 84.
She was educated in Canada and graduated in 1940. She married Alfred Koss in 1946 in Fort Frances, who predeceased her in 1987.
They moved to International Falls, Mn. Then in 1967, they moved to Vancouver, Wash., then on to Reedsport, Ore., and finally St. Helens in 1973 until present.
It is with profound sadness and regret that we announce the passing of Alan Lloyd Tierney, with his family by his side at the F.J. Davey Home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., on Friday, June 13, 2008 at the age of 90.
Dear husband of the late Kathleen; loving father of Maureen Scott (Gary) and Susan Bradley; and cherished grandfather of Ryan Scott of Toronto, Ont., Kevin Bradley (Crystal) of Thunder Bay, Ont., and David Bradley of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
Al also will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.
Patricia E. Carroll, 70, of Kenosha, passed away Monday, May 26, 2008 at the Kenosha Medical Centre.
She was born Aug. 16, 1937 in Winnipeg, Man., the daughter of William and Luella (Cullen) Holland. She was educated in the schools of Fort Frances, Ont.
She married Conrad Carroll on Aug. 24, 1968 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Kenosha. She worked for AT&T as a telephone operator for more than 30 years, retiring in 1987.
She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, the Telephone Pioneers of America, V.F.W., and D.A.V.
Mrs. Evelyn Brundige passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008.
She was born Aug. 5, 1917 to Alfred and Louisa Crowhurst in Sioux Lookout, Ont. and attended Cornwall School and Port Arthur Collegiate.
On July 23, 1937, she married Carl Brundige, who predeceased her on March 27, 1972.
Evelyn was a long-time member of the Order of the Royal Purple, having served as Honoured Royal Lady and District Deputy.
Bessie Morrison, of Rainy River, Ont., passed away Thursday, June 12, 2008 at the age of 83. She was born Aug. 15, 1924 to the late Joe Tom and Kay pay kon sheik (also known as Maggie) of Big Grassy First Nation, Ont.
Beatrice (Bea) Sigurdson, 76, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, June 16, 2008 at Rainycrest in Fort Frances.
She was born June 15, 1932 in Brandon, Man. She was united in marriage to Gordon Sigurdson on Sept. 1, 1951 and they moved to Fort Frances in 1961.
She joined the staff of Safeway, where she worked for many years. After leaving Safeway, she worked for the UFCW. In her spare time, she enjoyed fishing, bird-watching, gardening, and crafts.
Genevieve Victoria Gunderso n, 93, of Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont., passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at her residence.
Genevieve was born April 17, 1915 in Fort Frances and lived there all her life.
Genevieve is survived by her daughters, Betty (Larry) Fontana of Fort Frances, Ont. and Glenda (Ken) Addley of Sioux Lookout, Ont.