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Obituaries

Bob Langford

It is with deep sadness that the family of Bob Langford announces his passing on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006 at his home in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 68.

Bob was born Oct. 12, 1937 in Fort Frances to Ann and Reg Langford.

Bob worked at various jobs throughout the years. He enjoyed family and socializing with friends.

Rod McDonald

It is with great sadness that the family of Rod McDonald announces his passing on Friday, Sept. 8, 2006 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 77.

Rod was born Sept. 1, 1929 in Emo, Ont. to Bill and Claira McDonald. On Nov. 6, 1947, he was united in marriage to Lillian Hodson.

Rod retired from Boise Cascade Canada in 1994 with more than 40 years of accident-free service. He started at Mando Camp 309 in 1954. In 1964, he became a mechanic.

William ‘Toolie’ Kawulia

With his family by his side, it is with great sadness the family announces the passing of William “Toolie” Kawulia, 72, on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

He was born Dec. 25, 1933 in Gardenton, Man. to the late William Sr. and Helen Kawulia.

Toolie lived most of his life in Fort Frances. Dad was a tremendous athlete with many fond memories of the times he played on Brockies baseball team. He also loved to play tennis and golf, but his passion was hockey.

Edna Georgina Lockhart

Edna Georgina Lockhart, 65, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Edna was born May 29, 1941 in Fort Frances to the late Elzear and Mary McPherson. She had lived most of her life in Fort Frances.

Edna graduated in 1993 from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay with a Honours Bachelor of Social Work degree and had worked as an education counsellor at Couchiching First Nation.

Eddie Medicine

Eddie Medicine, 66, of Rainy River First Nations, passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, Sept. 8, 2006 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Eddie was born May 18, 1940 in Emo, Ont. to Jack and Frances Medicine. He grew up in Manitou Rapids, attending residential boarding school as a young boy.

Eddie was a hard worker. He spent many years in the logging industry working as a lumberjack throughout Northwestern Ontario and Minnesota. Despite having to travel for work, Eddie always called Manitou Rapids his home.

Marshall Manns Jr.

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our very deeply-loved Marshall Manns Jr., 50, of Marion Lake, Ont., who went to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 4, 2006.

Marshall was born Nov. 29, 1955, married Karen Manns (nee McNally) in July, 1982, and together they had three wonderful children. He worked in the tourist industry all his life.

He was a kind, caring, and honest man who always was there to lend a helping hand, always with a smile on his face. He was a devoted husband, father, and son.

Josephine Andy

Josephine Andy, 67, of Fort Frances, Ont., formerly of Big Grassy First Nation, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006.

Josephine was born Aug. 6, 1939 in Rainy River, Ont. to Joseph and Bessie Andy. She had lived in Big Grassy First Nation all her life until moving to Rainycrest Home for the Aged in Fort Frances for health reasons.

Katherine (Kay) Rogoza

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing, with family present, of Katherine (Kay) Rogoza, 86, into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Born Nov. 10, 1919 in Gardenton, Man. to the late William and Domka Pohaychuk, Katherine married John, her sweetheart and love of her life, on Oct. 9, 1939. Katherine spent her early years raising her three children and assisting her husband, John, in the restaurant business.

Phyllis Millsap

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister, Phyllis Millsap, 94, of 519 River Ave. E., Rainy River, Ont., on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006 at her home.

Phyllis was born Nov. 7, 1911 in Rainy River to the late Ernest and Gertrude Calvert.

Phyllis graduated from the University of Toronto at the age of 20. Upon returning to Rainy River, she worked at Calverts Camps on Lake of the Woods for many years, as well as working at the Family Pharmacy in Rainy River.

Gordon Rudolph Pearson

It is with deepest regret and sorrow that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Gordon Rudolph Pearson.

Dad was an avid outdoorsman, and he was taken suddenly while enjoying the peacefulness of his cabin by the lake with his wife and life partner, Eileen.

He had been born in 1932.

Marilyn Strand (nee Lee)

It is with great sadness that the family of Marilyn Strand (nee Lee), 67, announces her passing on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006 in Chilliwack, B.C. after a courageous battle with cancer.

Marilyn was born in Fort Frances, Ont. on July 12, 1939 and grew up at Bear’s Pass, Ont. She worked as a nursing assistant at La Verendrye General Hospital and later at Rainycrest Home for the Aged in Fort Frances.

She also worked part-time at Reid’s Voyageur Inn as a front desk clerk.

Corey Menson

Corey Menson, 14, of Seine River First Nation, Ont., passed away suddenly on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006 at his home at Seine River First Nation.

Corey was born May 12, 1992 in Winnipeg, Man. to Ted Menson and Karen Kabatay, and he lived lived all of his life in Seine River First Nation.

Recently, Corey had graduated from Grade 8 and was to enter Fort Frances High School this fall. He had a lot of friends at home and in Fort Frances.

He loved spending time at pow-wows and various events with his friends at home. He also loved the outdoors, fishing, and hunting.

Keith Kabatay

It is with great sorrow that the family of Keith Kabatay announces his sudden passing at Seine River First Nation, Ont. on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006 at the age of 17.

Keith was born in Fort Frances, Ont. on Jan. 24, 1989 to John and Michelle Kabatay. He had lived in Seine River First Nation all of his life while attending school in Mine Centre and Fort Frances.

Roger Edward Mainville

Roger Edward Mainville, 71, of Couchiching First Nation, Ont., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006 at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre in Thunder Bay with his loved ones at his side.

Roger was born Oct. 7, 1934 in Fort Frances, Ont. to the late Dan and Madeline Mainville, and had lived all his life there. He had worked on construction, was a forestry crew boss, and also was a guide.

He enjoyed fishing, playing cribbage and baseball, and also was an umpire. He loved spending time with his young friends.

PHYLLIS JEAN JAMEUS

Phyllis Jean Jameus (nee McPherson), 63, of Couchiching First Nation passed away Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Phyllis was born March 27, 1943 in Fort Frances to the late Elzear and Mary McPherson.

Phyllis grew up at Frog Creek Road on Couchiching, surrounded by older brothers, sisters, and cousins. She always remembered the day her younger brother, Dennis, was born and her reign as the baby ended!

ETHEL MARTHA REID

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother and grandmother, Ethel M. Reid (nee Jackson), 89, on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo, Ont. with her family by her side.

Ethel was born Dec. 3, 1916 in Barwick, Ont. to the late James and Mabel Jackson. She lived all her life in Rainy River District, where she met and married John (Jack) Reid on June 11, 1941.

JAMES ROBERT ISAAC THEODORA DORIS ISAAC

It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic death of our parents, James Robert and Theodora Isaac (nee Zrobok), as a result of a traffic accident on the way to Thunder Bay on Monday, Aug. 14, 2006.

They had lived in Winnipeg for the last 56 years and were to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 17, 2006.

James was born in Eston, Sask. on Jan. 28, 1923. He then spent most of his childhood in Edmonton, Alta., where he learned to play golf at an early age and never looked back.

JOHN BOSHEY Sr.

It is with sadness we announce the passing of John Boshey Sr., 94, of Lac La Croix First Nation, Ont., who passed away Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006 at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre in Thunder Bay, Ont.

John was born Feb. 2, 1912 in Lake Vermilion Reserve, Mn. He moved to Canada when he was very young and settled with his family at Lac La Croix. Throughout the years, he was a hard-working fisherman, trapper, and guide.

Early in his life, he married Beatrice Redsky and raised a son and a daughter. Beatrice predeceased John sometime after.

HELEN GEYSHICK

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Helen Geyshick, 73, of Lac La Croix First Nation, Ont., who passed away Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was born June 17, 1933 in Lake Vermilion Reserve, Mn. Helen, along with her family, moved to Lac La Croix First Nation when she was very young.

Helen was united in marriage to Henry Geyshick in 1953.

THOMAS FRASER

It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Thomas Fraser, 54, of Fort Frances, Ont. at the Riverside health care facility on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006.

Thomas was born Jan. 15, 1952 in Atikokan, Ont. Shortly thereafter, he became a foster child to Richard and Amy Orme of Emo, Ont. Thomas resided with the Orme family for seven years, after which he moved to a Community Living facility in Smith Falls, Ont. and then back to Thunder Bay, Ont.

When it was time for Thomas to be out on his own, he left Thunder Bay and came to Fort Frances, where he has resided since.

VIOLET ANDERSON

Violet Anderson, 77, of Flasher, passed away Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006 at her home.

At Violet’s request, her body is being donated to the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. There will be no services.

Violet Tilley was born April 15, 1929 in High Prairie, Alta., the daughter of Jim and Eva (Ronquist) Tilley. She married Wesley Anderson on July 17, 1963.

They made their home in Canada and the U.S, living in International Falls, Mn. and Albany, Ore. before moving to Flasher in September, 2005.

HELEN ELIZABETH (BETTY) CURR

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Betty on Aug. 18, 2006 after a lengthy illness.

She was born June 4, 1917 and passed away at the age of 89.

Betty was predeceased by her husband, James Curr, in 1968; parents, Alexander and Elizabeth Boyle; and brother, Pete Boyle.

Her memory will be cherished by son, James (Larisa); grandchildren, Elissa and Andrew; sister, Jean Bradley; and nieces, Betty Trevenen and family, Anne Campbell and family, and Margaret Zoske and family.

LARRY BRIAN FALK

It is with deep sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Larry Brian Falk, 54, on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006 while working in Geraldton, Ont.

He had moved to Fort Frances, Ont. in 1985 and resided there until his passing.

Larry was born March 1, 1952 in Steinbach, Man. to Jake and Louise Falk, who were always very dear to his heart. He never forgot their birthday, anniversary, or any special occasion that happened in their lives.

Larry respected and adored his parents, and appreciated them every day of his life.

BARBARA ORR CHRYSLER

It is with great sadness that I announce the news of my mother’s sudden passing on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006.

Mum was born Jan. 1, 1927 in Dalmellington, Scotland to the late James and Agnes McLelland. She married Tommy Miller and was widowed shortly after, leaving her with a young son, Jim Miller, who resides in Mauchlin, Scotland with his family.

Mother came to Canada to start a new life in 1957. Shortly thereafter, she married the man who was to be the love of her life, Billy Chrysler.

Together they had one daughter, Heather, who they doted on.