Monday, August 3, 2015

Obituaries

CONRAD OSCAR ERICKSON

In loving memory of Conrad Oscar Erickson, who passed away Friday, May 1, 2009 at the Dryden Regional Health Centre in Dryden, Ont. after a lengthy illness.
Conrad was born Jan. 20, 1935 in Rainy River, Ont. to the late Ernest Erickson and Elsa Engfors.
He grew up in Fort Frances, Ont. and following school, joined the air force and travelled throughout Europe. He later returned to Sioux Narrows, Ont., where he guided on Lake of the Woods for many years.
Conrad was very artistic and enjoyed soapstone carving. He loved the outdoors, hunting, and fishing.

JANET LEOLA COOPER

Janet Leola Cooper, 60, of Fort Frances, Ont., pased away Friday, May 1, 2009 at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont. after a lengthy illness.
A memorial breakfast was held by her immediate family at the Finnish Hoito Restaurant in Thunder Bay.
Janet was born Aug. 14, 1948 in Littlefork, Mn. to Toby and Rene Lattu. She attended school in Littlefork and obtained her degree in criminal justice from Bemidji State University.
Janet held various positions, and was a past director with the Sunrise Center for Sexual Assault in the International Falls and Fort Frances areas.

ETHEL IRENE (PEACHES) BARRAS

It is with great sadness that the family of Ethel Irene (Peaches) Barras, 74, of 532 Front St., Fort Frances, Ont., announced her passing on Friday, May, 1, 2009 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
Ethel was born April 10, 1935 in Fort Frances to the late James and Madeline Webb. Ethel grew up at Couchiching First Nation, and at the age of three moved to Fort Frances.
On Jan. 6, 1961, she was united in marriage to Charles Barras.

ELIZA SMITH

Eliza Smith, 59, of Northwest Bay First Nation, Ont., passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009 at her residence at Northwest Bay First Nation.
Eliza was born Aug. 23, 1949 in Northwest Bay First Nation to the late Alphonse and Mary Smith.
She was united in marriage April 1, 1966 to Fred Smith and had been married for the past 43 years.
Eliza worked for Northwest Bay as the medical van driver for more than 20 years. She liked to play cards and Bingo, attend pow-wows, and spectate, and also loved spending time with her grandkids, children, family, and friends.

MARGARET ANN AGAR

Margaret Ann Agar, 97, passed away peacefully at her home at 550 Osborne St. in Fort Frances, Ont.
Margaret was born Feb. 1, 1912 in Kenora, Ont. to John and Nellie Codd. She was the second of five children.
She grew up and attended elementary and secondary school in Kenora. With the encouragement of her father and brothers, she participated in many sports and learned to play the piano.
Upon graduation, she went to work for the Kenora telephone system as an operator—a job she greatly enjoyed.
In 1941, she married Elswood Agar, with whom she had two sons.

JOYCE D. (WOLDEN) ASPLUND

Joyce D. (Wolden) Asplund, 81, of Rainycrest Long Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence on Tuesday, April 14, 2009.
Joyce was born Aug. 18, 1927 in Fort Frances to the late August and Macey Mertens.
She worked at many different jobs throughout her life, and finally retired from Canada Post in 1987 after 12 years of service.
She was a long-time member of Zion Lutheran Church and enjoyed attending the services. She was very dedicated to her church, and always was volunteering for any duties or events that occurred.

JAMES ELLARD TEEPLE

Jim Teeple passed away unexpectedly at his farm in Black Hawk, Ont. at the age of 65.
Jim was born in Emo, Ont. on Aug. 30, 1943 to the late Ellard and Helen Teeple, and was one of eight children raised on their dairy farm in Black Hawk.
He attended Black Hawk School and Fort Frances High School.
Jim married Alwine Aditha Poley on Dec. 26, 1969 and quickly settled into a family life. They were blessed with five children: Ellard James, Dale Robert, Daniel Craig, Pamela Alwine, and Angela Roswitha.

DENNIS JOSEPH ARMSTRONG

Dennis Joseph Armstrong, 92, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, April 27, 2009 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Denny was born June 4, 1916 in Stratton, Ont. to the late Pat and Loretta Armstrong in the farmhouse his father had built.

WILLIAM ALEXANDER ‘DOC’ ROACH

It is with great sadness that the family of William Alexander “Doc” Roach, 89, of 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., announces his passing on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Doc was born Aug. 26, 1919, Kenora, Ont. to the late Lawrence and Margaret Roach.
He was predeceased by his wife, Eileen Roach, on March 10, 1996; two sons, William David Nelson Roach in 1957 and Wylie Young Roach in 2000; three brothers, Maurice, Lawrence, and Donald Roach; and two sisters, Dorothy Young and Margaret Brumbaugh.

ALBERT PLOURDE

Albert Plourde, 82, was called home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Sunday, April 19, 2009.
Albert was born April 26, 1926 in St. Basile, Madawaska County, New Brunswick to Wilfred and Alvine Plourde.
Albert moved to Fort Frances, Ont. in 1949, where he then met the love of his life, Vivian Bruyere, whom he married in 1957 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, and together they raised three children.
Albert was a devoted Catholic, husband, and father. He worked all his life as a lumberjack throughout Eastern Canada until his retirement.

WANDA VIVIAN WISE  

Wanda Vivian Wise, 86, of 901 Shevlin Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008.
She was born Aug. 3, 1922, in Chokio, Mn. to the late Edward and Helen Schmidt.
Wanda grew up and attended school in Herman, Mn., where she lived on the family farm. She graduated from Beauty College in Minneapolis, Mn., where she met Don during the war.

ALICE INGEBORG JORDIS ELISA VALDOCK

Mrs. Alice Valdock peacefully passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2009.
She was born March 8, 1919 to Ingeborg and Jorgen Olson. Mom was the last of 16 children in her family.
She is survived by her children, Ron (Julia) Valdock, Bruce (Linda) Valdock, Linton (Trudy) Valdock, Brian (Rossalyn) Valdock, Lisa (Dave) Peloquin, and Lorelei Valdock; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren; with one great-great-grandchild due in May.
She also is survived by many, many nieces and nephews.

ERNIE ROSS

In loving memory of Ernie Ross, 74, who passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 12, 2009 at his home following a lengthy illness.
Born April 25, 1934 in Stratton, Ont., Ernie was the second-oldest of nine children.
Prior to coming to Dryden, Ont., Ernie worked in Minaki, Ont. and Atikokan, Ont. He came to Dryden in 1958, and was employed at the paper mill as an electrician for 39 years.
He was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Sadie.

ALBERT PLOURDE

Albert Plourde, 82, was called home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Sunday, April 19, 2009.
Albert was born April 26, 1949 in St. Basile, Madawaska County, New Brunswick to Wilfred and Alvine Plourde.
Albert moved to Fort Frances, Ont. in 1949, where he then met the love of his life, Vivian Bruyere, whom he married in 1957 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, and together they raised three children.
Albert was a devoted Catholic, husband, and father. He worked all his life as a lumberjack throughout Eastern Canada until his retirement.

GEORGE WILLIAM ‘JOEY’ OSSACHUK

It is with great sadness that the family of “Joey” Ossachuk, 84, of 707 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., announces his passing on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
Joey was born Sept. 9, 1924 in Fort Frances to the late William and Mary Ossachuk. During World War II, Joey enlisted with the Royal Canadian Navy and served with the Canadian Coastal Command in the Atlantic.