Monday, November 24, 2014



Elizabeth Francis Shebagegit (Netamwetamook), 56, of Onigaming First Nation, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2008 at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Elizabeth was born Feb. 12, 1952 in Fort Frances, Ont. She enjoyed playing Bingo, attending pow-wows, picking blueberries, going to garage sales, cooking, and fishing.
Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, family, and friends.


Gordon Campbell, 83, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Sunday, May 11, 2008 at Rainycrest in Fort Frances.
Gordon was born Sept. 23, 1924 to the late Walter Campbell and Christine Campbell (Carpenter) of Winnipeg, Man.
Gordon enlisted in the army as a Small Arms Instructor, later serving extensively overseas with the PPCLI Light Infantry during World War II.
Gordon later married, and enjoyed a very special union of 40 years, to wife Cora (Dresden) of Tyler, Mn. Together, Cora and Gordon enjoyed their family and friends, and often opened their home to passing strangers.


James Leonard Selman of Stratton, Ont. passed away Saturday, May 10, 2008. He was born Aug. 7, 1923 to the late Carmen and Mary Selman of Gameland, Ont.
Leonard married his bride Sylvia (Sally) Archutick on April 18, 1951.
In just a few years they were blessed with five children, four of which were daughters, Carolyn (Calvin) Stafford of Stratton, Ont., Rosemary (Garry) Tetu of Rainy River, Ont., Sandra (Andre) Albert of Rexton, N.B., and Shelley Selman of Winnipeg, Man.; and son, Carmen (Debbie) Selman of Saskatoon, Sask.


Ed Gladu, 94, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2007.
He was born June 3, 1913 in Ste. Anne, Man. to Alfred and Victoria, and was raised in southern Manitoba. He joined the Canadian Army and served as Provost overseas, and stayed for one year of army occupation in Germany.
After returning to Canada in 1946, he worked in lumber camps and harvested crops. He joined his brother, Ted, in Fort Frances and went to work for the local paper mill.
He retired from the mill as a power house operator in 1978.

DAVID DeBUNGEE (Poondaweweidang Pikojikwiiwens)

David DeBungee, 68, of the Nahmay (Sturgeon) Clan, Poondaweweidang Pikojikwiiwens, of Manitou Rapids, Rainy River First Nations, Ont., passed away Saturday, May 10, 2008 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
David was born Feb. 28, 1940 in Manitou Rapids to the late Ben and Irene DeBungee, and lived most of his life in the community.
In his earlier years, he cut pulpwood in Minnesota and surveyed land in Ontario. He worked for a period of time at the Manitou Rapids sawmill, and also as caretaker at the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre in Stratton, Ont.


“Anang-gok” (Morning Star)
It is with deep sadness and great sorrow that the family of Delores “Dolly” Roach announces her passing on Monday, May 12, 2008, with her family at her side, after a courageous battle with long-term health issues.
Dolly was born Nov. 1, 1934 (All Saints Day) at Couchiching First Nation. She was united in marriage to Milton Patrick Roach and together they raised their loving family.


It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Dennis Raymond Perreault, of Couchiching First Nation, Ont., on Saturday, May 10, 2008 after a courageous battle with diabetes and complications of kidney disease.
Dennis was born June 29, 1973 in Fort Frances, Ont., where he resided most of his life. He was a beloved son, brother, uncle, grandson, and nephew.


It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our loving husband, father, and grandfather, Orielle De Gagné, 76, of Fort Frances, Ont., on May 10, 2008 at La Verendrye Hospital with his family by his side.
Orielle was born Nov. 21, 1931 in La Broquerie, Man. to the late Valeda and Odilas De Gagné. Orielle moved with his family to Alberton Township in 1935, where he grew up on the family farm.
On July 31, 1952, Orielle was united in marriage to the love of his life, Pearl Plourde, and together they made their home in Fort Frances.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved June Morrison (nee Ottertail) of Lac La Croix First Nation, Ont., who passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont. with her family at her side.
June was born Sept. 20, 1946 in Fort Frances, Ont. She was a cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and cousin.
June grew up in Lac La Croix, where she resided a great part of her life, and where she met and married her husband of 45 years.


Peacefully, on May 5, 2008, Henry Stutvoet, formerly of Stratton, Ont., passed away at the Emo Health Center in Emo, Ont. at the age of 88.
He was born Jan. 24, 1920 in Gromingen, Holland to the late Hendrik Stutvoet and Trientje nee Van Hoorn.
Henry came to Canada with his family in 1927, settling in Bergland, Ont. He was united in marriage on July 10, 1957 to Ellen Code, who predeceased him on May 11, 2006.


Family and friends are welcome to join in a celebration of Brian’s life on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 1 p.m. at the Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, Ont., with Rev. Eileen Bragg officiating.
Reception to follow at the Devlin Community Hall in Devlin, Ont.
If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be offered at


A graveside memorial service for the late Joseph R. Huls-Meunier of Surrey B.C., formerly of Rainy River, Ont., will be held at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Rainy River on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 2 p.m. for family and friends.
A reception will follow at the Stratton seniors’ centre on Highway 11 in Stratton, Ont.
Online condolences may be offered at


In loving memory of John (Jack) Wilfred Williamson, who passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the age of 91.
Born on June 4, 1916, John enlisted in the army in 1942 and served his country as a military policeman during the Second World War. He also worked for many years in the logging industry.
John enjoyed trapping, fishing, and being outdoors, and in his later years often would be seen driving the logging roads, enjoying the scenery and wildlife.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Laurain Bisschop (nee Gibson), who passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on Sunday, April 27, 2008 at Lake of the Woods District Hospital with her family at her side.
Laurain was a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend to many.


Gary Thibault, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at the Toronto General Hospital in Toronto, Ont.
He was born Aug. 13, 1940 in Winnipeg, Man.
Gary worked for many years as assistant manager at the Memorial Arena (recreational centre), with the last few years as superintendent.
His retirement was spent enjoying his family and grandkids. He also participated for many years in Toastmasters.