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Obituaries

MARGARET ALLENE ATKINSON

In loving memory of Margaret Allene Atkinson, who passed away Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006 at the Dryden Regional Health Centre in Dryden, Ont.

Allene will be sadly missed by her beloved husband, Edwards “Red”; her children, Evelyn and her husband, Dennis, Gordon and his wife, Jan, and Marilyn and her husband, Keith; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Allene also will be sadly missed by her brother, Wilbert Bolen; and all her nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

DOROTHY MARILYN STEWART

On Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, following a brief illness, Dorothy Stewart (nee Loveday) passed away at Thunder Bay Health Sciences Centre in Thunder Bay, Ont. at the age of 58.

Beloved best friend and spouse of Dennis for 41 years.

Dorothy will be sorrowfully missed by her sons, Brian, Calvin, and Chadwick of Atikokan, Ont., and daughter, Treana of Ottawa, Ont.

She was the devoted grandmother of Dylan, Melissa, Nicole, Julie, Ashley, Jonathan, Heather, Samantha, Adam, Robert, Justin, and Kierha (all Stewart); and loving daughter-in-law of Jessie Stewart.

SASHEEN REEVIS LINKLATER

Sasheen Reevis Linklater, 31, of Detroit, Mich., passed away unexpectedly in Detroit on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006.

Sasheen was born May 17, 1975 in Minneapolis, Mn. to Freda Perry (Linklater) of International Falls, Mn. and Joseph Spears of Minneapolis, Mn., who survive.

DOROTHEA GEORGINA

MARY PELOQUIN

Word has been received that Dorothea “Georgie” Peloquin passed away on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006 in Thunder Bay, Ont.

A private family service will be held.

The family gratefully requests that in memoriam donations may be made to the Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital, 580 Algoma St. N., Thunder Bay, Ont., P7B 5G4 or c/o Green Funeral Home, 600 Reid Ave., P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.

JAMES ALBERT BRUCE

James Albert Bruce passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 8, 2006 at the Yuma Regional Medical Centre with his wife, Tish, at his side.

Cremation has taken place.

A memorial and celebration of life service will be held in International Falls, Mn. in the spring.

JANET ELLEN RONNING

Janet Ellen Ronning, 57, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, Fort Frances, Ont,, formerly of Rainy River, Onta., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Janet was born Jan. 8, 1949 in Rainy River to the late Conrad and Lorna Ronning. She grew up in Rainy River with her parents, who operated a tourist camp called the Moose and Muskie Lodge on Lake of the Woods.

PAUL WARREN WILHELM

Paul Warren Wilhelm passed away, in his 65th year, at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington, Ont. on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006 surrounded by his family.

He was the beloved husband of Sharon (nee Ogden); loving father of Paula Goulah (Andre) and Bradley (Camille); and cherished grandfather of Danielle, William, Connor, Samantha, and Tyson.

Paul also was the dear brother-in-law to Don Ogden and his wife, Cathy, Ken Ogden and his wife, Florence, and Barb Avis and her husband, Roy.

He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

EVERETT HALVER HANSON

(Husband, Father, Friend)

We would like to note the passing of this dear man, and invite all to join in remembering and celebrating his life.

Everett was born Sept. 3, 1925 in Atwood Township, District of Rainy River. He was born on the Hanson homestead and remained next to this piece of land all his life.

He was a man of many talents, but his true passion was his land beside the Rainy River and the farm he built upon it. Intertwined with this, he put his large, capable hands to many other tasks. His work ethic was truly admirable.

ALICE FRANCES LAMBERT

With her family by her side, Alice Frances Lambert passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 15, 2006 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Alice was born Sept. 26, 1917 in St. Boniface, Man. to Wilfred and Maria Gregoire. She was the sixth of seven children. The last child, Yvonne, died in infancy, leaving Alice the youngest family member.

She enjoyed this position because her older brothers and sisters gave her special recognition as the baby of the family.

ROY HARRISON PLANT

Roy Harrison Plant passed away peacefully at the Atikokan General Hospital in Atikokan, Ont. on Nov. 28, 2006 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Roy was born Aug. 2, 1946 in Deloraine, Man. In 1958, he, with his family, moved to Atikokan, where he would remain for the better part of his life.

Roy graduated from Atikokan High School in 1966. He always will be remembered by his fellow peers as a strong and talented athlete in many sports.

SUSAN J. CHEPIL

It is with deep sadness that the family of Susan Jean Bragg Chepil (nee Rogus) must announce her quiet passing on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 49.

Sue Chepil will be remembered for her sense of humour, her devotion to her family, and her contagious happiness. She brought a sense of happiness to everyone who was fortunate enough to meet her.

Sue had a great passion for bowling and had many awards for her accomplishments.

PEARL OLIVE McKAY

Pearl Olive McKay passed away Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006 at Rainycrest Home for the Aged in Fort Frances, Ont.

Pearl was born July 14, 1906 in Stephenfield, Man. to Herbert and Elizabeth Abbott. She was raised on the family farm, tending to her family until she was married to Ken Rogers in 1927.

They settled in Carman, Man. before moving to Fort Frances in 1939 and then to Rainy River, Ont. in 1945. While in Rainy River, Pearl owned and operated Quality Clothing—a store for woman that she was very proud of.

M.G. (BUZZ) McCOMB

Buzz was born July 1, 1921 in Emo to the late Edward and Ella McComb (Shortreed). He attended Emo Public and Emo Continuation schools, and the Lakehead Training and Re-Establishment Institute.

He had held numerous positions and served on several boards in the community, including secretary and secretary-treasurer of Lash # 5 and Emo District School Boards, the Rainy River District Municipal Union, Northwest Ontario Municipal Association, and the Emo-Devlin-La Vallee United Church Pastoral Charge.

M.G. (BUZZ) McCOMB

M.G. (Buzz) McComb, 85, of Emo, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Knox United Church in Emo, with Rev. Frances Flook officiating.

A complete obituary will follow.

MURIEL MILNE COOPER

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother, Muriel Cooper, 84, of 110 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Muriel was born Aug. 8, 1922 in Emo, Ont. to the late Herbert and Mabel Ogden. From a family of 13, Muriel was raised in Aylsworth Township and attended high school in Emo, Ont.

On Feb. 5, 1940, she was united in marriage to Harry Cooper. She raised her family in Fort Frances and for a time also worked for Don Law Hardware.

JAN TYSZ

It is with great sadness that the family of Jan Tysz announces his quiet passing on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. at the age of 79.

Jan was born Jan. 19, 1927 in the small village of Dembno, Poland. He joined the Polish army in his late teens and after the war immigrated to Canada, arriving in Halifax on Jan. 12, 1950.

Jan settled in Winnipeg, Man., where he apprenticed as a welder, which led to a 25-year career with SuperCrete.

MILTON ELIHU WRIGHT, JR.

Milton E. Wright Jr., 85, a resident of Clinton Twp., Mich. (formerly of Mt. Clemens, Mich.), who will be remembered by his family and friends for his faith in God, devotion to family, integrity, sense of humour, and tireless good nature, passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006 at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center in Mt. Clemens.

ROBERT GLENN McDONALD

Robert Glenn McDonald passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006.

Bob was born March 4, 1936 in Emo, Ont. to Ruby and Willard McDonald. He worked in Deer Lodge Hospital as an orderly and later in the laundry department.

Bob was predeceased by his mother, Ruby (Brigham); father, Willard; and brother, Ross.

He is survived by two nephews, Shane McDonald and wife, Pam, and their children, Mathew and Tyler, and Wade McDonald and fiancé, Cindy, and children, Mac and Sammy; and sister-in-law, Marilynn McDonald.

MURIEL COOPER

With deep sorrow the family of Muriel Cooper announces her passing on Monday, Dec. 4, 2006 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

A complete obituary will follow.

DOROTHY KELLY

DOROTHY KELLY

“THUNDER WOMAN”

STURGEON CLAN

With great sadness we announce the passing of Dorothy Kelly of Onigaming First Nation at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora, Ont.

Dorothy was born in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Edward Kelly, in 1990; infant son, David and Edward Jr.; parents, Bert and Frances Yerxa; brother, Robert Yerxa; and sisters, Beatrice Kenny and Florence Foy.

DOROTHEA GEORGINA MARY “GEORGIE” PELOQUIN

On Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, with her daughters at her side, Dorothea Georgina Mary “Georgie” Peloquin (nee Rekert) passed away in Thunder Bay, Ont.

She leaves to honour and cherish her memory two daughters, Lynette and husband, John Zirk, of Oakbank, Man., and Lauris Werenko of Fort Frances, Ont.; and three grandsons, Frank and Clinton Zirk, and Jon Allan Werenko.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frank; and parents, Gwendolyne and Reginald Rekert.

ELIZABETH ANN (BETTY) DERENDORF

April 3, 1949 - November 23, 2006

It is with a feeling of loss and blessing that the family announces the passing of Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Derendorf on Thursday, November 23, 2006, at the age of 57 years.

After her rediagnosis with cancer, she never gave up hope and fought the most courageous battle of her life while putting her faith in God’s hands. After being dealt many hardships, Betty never complained, but remained optimistic and fought harder.

MARGARET BETHEL MILLER

With her family close by her side, Margaret Bethel Miller, 89, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 24, 2006 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Bethel was born March 15, 1917 in Hawarden, Sask. to Herb and Margaret Jerry.

Mom’s working career was varied. She worked at local restaurants, Arc Industries, and retired from La Verendrye Hospital 24 years ago.

Bethel lived life to the fullest. Most important to her was her family; she took pride in her eight children, 24 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

LOIS ADELLE JUDSON

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister, Lois Judson, 89, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., on Monday, Nov. 27, 2006 at LaVerendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Lois was born July 31, 1917 in Duluth, Mn. to the late Harry and Ann Matilda “Tillie” Cain. At an early age, Lois, along with her family, moved to Box Alder, Ont., where the family first built their cabin and later their permanent home.