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Obituaries

Leo Joseph Langlais

In loving memory of Leo Joseph Langlais, who passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 13, 2005 at the age of 77.

Leo was born on July 9, 1927 in La Broquerie, Man. He married Orise Langlais on April 19, 1949.

Claude Vincent

Claude Vincent Flanagan passed away at his residence, Central Park Lodge in Brandon, Man., on Thursday, April 21, 2005.

Claude was born May 12, 1911 in Fort Frances, Ont., where he grew up and received his education at the local elementary and high schools.

He worked at several jobs in Fort Frances until he accepted a position at the local paper mill in 1935, where he continued to work until retirement in 1975.

Claude was predeceased by his first wife, the former Pearl Papinan, in 1983 after 46 years of marriage.

Roy Sterling

Roy Sterling Burrell, 86, of 719 Scott St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Thursday, April 21, 2005 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born April 6, 1919 in Boseman, Man. to the late Harry and Amy Burrell. Roy moved to the J.A. Mathieu mill site with his family until he started elementary school in Fort Frances. He later graduated from Fort Frances High School with Honours.

In his younger years, Roy was very active in hockey, fishing, and hunting. On June 16, 1945, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Campbell.

Mary Patrick

Mary Patrick, 95, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence on Wednesday, April 20, 2005.

She was born Oct. 18, 1909 in Winnipeg, Man. to the late John and Olianna (Stolarchuk) Marchuk. In 1935, Mary was united in marriage to John Patrick.

Prior to moving to Fort Frances in 1948, Mary lived in Flanders, Ont. While there, she operated the prisoner of war camp. After moving to Fort Frances, Mary and her husband owned and operated Patrick’s Grocery Store until 1968.

Jessie Della May Baker

Jessie Della May Baker, 87, of Emo, Ont., passed away Thursday, April 14, 2005 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Della was born June 9, 1917 in Emo to the late Duncan and Elizabeth Reid. She had lived all her life in Emo, and had worked as a clerk at Meyer’s Clothing in Emo for a number of years.

In her younger years, she had worked as a housekeeper in Emo.

She was united in marriage on Jan. 26, 1940 to Leo Richard Baker, who predeceased her on June 22, 1970.

RICK SELIN

RICK SELIN

Early Tuesday morning, April 19, 2005, Rick Selin, passed away peacefully at his home in Fort Frances with his family by his side. Rick courageously fought cancer, keeping his sense of humour and spirit until the end.

Rick was born in Atikokan, Ontario February 7, 1956 to June and Elmer Selin. Rick is predeceased by his parents and his brother, Barrie Selin.

Rick married Sandra LaRoche in 1977. They settled in Fort Frances and had two children, Barrie and Carrie who were raised here as well.

Henry Ossachuk

It is with great sadness that the family of Henry Ossachuk announces his passing on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Henry was born Aug. 3, 1927 in Fort Frances to Joseph and Anne Ossachuk. He had resided here, in the family home, all of his life.

Ina Knauff (Saari)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Aunt Ina. She spent her final hours with her dearest friend and relative, Sharon Tysz, by her side.

Ina passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at Rainycrest Home for the Aged in Fort Frances, Ont., just four days before her 98th birthday.

Ina was the first-born of eight children to parents John and Liisa (Yousila) Saari. She was born April 18, 1907 and raised in the small town of Biwabik, Mn.

Ina moved to Fort Frances in 1929 after she met and fell in love with “Uncle Horace.”

Alice Solomon

Alice Solomon, a former long-time resident of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Feb. 5, 2005 in Silverdale, Wash. She was born in central Canada on Nov. 16, 1916.

Alice graduated as one of only two women optometrists from the University of Toronto in 1936 and immediately began working as a optometrist at the Hudson Bay Company in Winnipeg, Man.

Alice eventually took over her uncle’s practice in Kenora, Ont. and later opened a second office in Fort Frances, where at the time she was the only optometrist in town.

HENRY OSSACHUCK

It is with great sadness that the family of Henry Ossachuk announces his passing on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Henry was born Aug. 3, 1927 in Fort Frances to Joseph and Anne Ossachuk. He had resided here, in the family home, all of his life.

IDA PEARL RENWICK (NEE FINLAY)

Ida Pearl Renwick (nee Finlay) passed away quietly at the age of 96 on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at her residence in Yaletown House, Vancouver, B.C.

She will be greatly missed by her only son, William (Bill); and her four grandchildren, Tamara, Kyle, Robyn, and Clay.

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at Yaletown House who, during her final years, provided such exceptional loving care.

David Blight

It is with great sadness that we announce our beloved husband, father, and friend, David John Blight, passed away April 5, 2005 at Riverside Health Care in Rainy River, Ont. with his family by his side.

Dave was born March 29, 1940 in Kenora, Ont. to Elizabeth and John Blight of Morson, Ont.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Betty; three children, John Blight, Stacey (Larry) Bragg, and Jennifer (Terry) Eide; and seven grandchildren, Curtis and Kyle Blight, Jeff, Jamie, and Natasha Bragg, and Alex and Jada Eide.

HARRIET ANN BROWN DAVIS

It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Harriet Ann Brown Davis, 80, peacefully in faith and surrounded by her loving family, at Falls Memorial Hospital in International Falls on Friday, April 8, 2005.

She was born Jan. 27, 1925, baptized on April 18, 1926, and confirmed in 1939.

Harriet was the beloved wife of 59 years to Victor Wilbur Davis. They were united in marriage on June 16, 1946 and were lifelong residents of Ranier, Mn., which she loved dearly.

BERNARD JOSEPH AUDETTE

Bernard Joseph Audette, 66, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly on Thursday April 7, 2005.

He is survived by his wife of almost 39 years, Aili Audette; daughter, Kathy Audette (Tom Legaree); son, David Audette; daughter, Sandra Lockhart (Gary); daughter, Judy Mudge (Guy); and grandchildren, Sheldon, Cameron, Dylon, Ashley, Richard, Kayla, and Andrew.

MURTIS C. MARSH

Murtis C. Marsh, 84, of Eveleth, Mn. went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, Mn.

Murtis was born Sept. 13, 1920 to Ralph and Mabel (Pratt) Marsh in Yellowstone Township, N.D. He was raised in Webster, Wis., graduating from high school in 1939.

Following graduation, he moved to Clearwater Lake, Canada and worked at the resort owned by his parents, where he did guide service. From 1943-46, he served with the Canadian Army (Sherbrooke Fusiliers) and was a PoW.

JOE LUNDY

It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of our dearly loved Joe, peacefully in faith, and surrounded by his loving family, at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ont. on Monday, Feb. 21, 2005.

Joe Lundy of Barrie was the beloved husband of 45 years to Jeannette; and dearest father to Lisa (Joe) Cartaginese, Deanna (Bruce) Martin, and Christopher Lundy (friend, Pamela Henderson), all of Barrie.

STEPHANIE WINDSCHITI (HAWKINS)

Stephanie Windschitl (Hawkins), 45, of 850 Second St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., formerly of Emo, Ont., passed away peacefully with her family by her side at her home on Sunday, April 3, 2005.

She was born July 25, 1959 in Saint John, N.B.

Stephanie graduated from Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B. with her Bachelor degree in Music. She also attended the Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ont., where she received recognition in performing arts management.

RUTH BRUYERE

Ruth Bruyere, a lifelong resident of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, April 4, 2005 with her family and friends by her side after a seven-year battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

She enjoyed the company of her “crafty friends,” Patti, Sue, and Dorothy, and her Bingo partners, her niece, Melvina Morrisseau, and sister-in-law, Annie.

When not being crafty or playing Bingo, she would be gabbing with Joey or Edith.

CRAIG L. WILSON

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Craig L. Wilson, 34, on March 19, 2005 in Gravenhurst, Ont.

Craig was born Feb. 18, 1971 in Fort Frances, Ont.

Craig spent many of his childhood days at the family cabin on Lake Despair, fishing with his Gramma Vi, racing canoes, and listening to his beloved Uncle Dale’s big fish stories.

In more recent years, he spent a lot of time with his Uncle Phil, with whom he shared many hobbies.

RONALD MacDONALD

Peacefully, at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, Ont., Ronald Collin MacDonald, of Owen Sound, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2005 in his 61st year.

Dearly beloved son of George and Dorothy MacDonald of Wiarton, Ont., and Peggy Algate of Hamilton, Ont.; and loving father of one daughter, Renee MacDonald, and one son, Chris MacDonald, both of Toronto, Ont.

EDITH IRENE OGDEN

Edith Irene Ogden, 89, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances. She was born Feb. 17, 1916 in Emo, Ont. to the late John and Susan McEachern.

Edith had lived all her life in Rainy River District. After her marriage, she lived in Aylsworth Township until later moving to Fort Frances.

She was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Fort Frances until the church’s closure in September, 2004.

JOSEPH ‘MURRAY’ DONNELLY

Murray Donnelly, of 824 Sixth St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital on Friday, March 25, 2005.

He was born Nov. 27, 1922 in Roleau, Sask. to the late Frank and Agnes Donnelly. At the age of two, the Donnelly family moved to Fort Frances.

In 1942, Murray joined the R.C.A.F. and during his overseas stint made 47 operational flights over Europe in close support of the advancing armies of the Allies.

KAREN PATRICIA HAY

The family and friends of Karen Patricia Hay are profoundly saddened to announce her sudden passing in the early morning of March 25, 2005.

She was predeceased by her father, Dr. A.W.S. Hay of Brandon, Man.

She leaves behind her mother and step-father, Millie and Dan McInnes of London; sister, Sylvia Wyse and brother-in-law, Alan Wyse, of St. George; sister, Cory McInnes-Clarke and brother-in-law, Will Clarke, of St. Catharines; and brothers, Bryan Hay of Fort Frances and Rob McInnes of Vaughan.

JOSEPH ‘MURRAY’ DONNELLY

Murray Donnelly, of 824 Sixth St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital on Friday, March 25, 2005.

He was born Nov. 27, 1922 in Roleau, Sask. to the late Frank and Agnes Donnelly. At the age of two, the Donnelly family moved to Fort Frances.

In 1942, Murray joined the R.C.A.F. and during his overseas stint made 47 operational flights over Europe in close support of the advancing armies of the Allies.