Mildred Jeal (nee Preston) passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2009 at her home in Winnipeg, Man.
Midge was born Aug. 9, 1922 in Edmonton, Alta. to Nellie Pearl (nee Harley) and Samuel Preston.
Midge was predeceased by her beloved husband, Walter, in 2002.
Midge leaves her beloved sister, Joan Lodwick; niece, Linda Chase (Ray) and nephew, Rocky Lodwick (Judy); and grand-nephews, Andrew and Ian, and grand-niece, Blythe.
Ernest Clifford Thompson of 1210 Strachan Place, Fort Frances, Ontario passed away unexpectedly in La Verendrye Hospital on February 17, 2009. He was born at home in Fort Frances on May 13, 1925 to Fred and Caroline Thompson. He was raised in Fort Frances as one of eight children. He served with the Air Force in WWII. Ernie began working at the age of 12 and continued working at Shop Easy, Safeway, and the Fridge as a meat cutter until starting his own frozen foods business known as Ernest Thompson Distributors Ltd.
Ralph Hagen, 79, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 at his residence in Emo, Ont.
Ralph was born on the family farm in Blackhawk, Ont. to the late John and Nora Hagen. He was one of 11 children.
He loved the outdoors, and enjoying hunting and trapping. His fondness for old-time country music also will always be remembered.
Ralph worked for many years as a diamond driller for Long Year Drilling and George Armstrong Construction.
Ralph was united in marriage to Mary Larson on July 24, 1954, and together they resided in Blackhawk and raised their family.
Edith Alice Tarling (nee Peters) passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 in her 72nd year after a short but valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.
She leaves behind her loving husband, Peter, of Mactier, Ont.; dear son, Derek (Terry) of Sylvan Lake, Alta.; cherished daughter, Denise (Jeff Mckay) of Meaford, Ont.; and her much-loved grandchildren, Nathan, Trent, Spencer, Summer, and Aleah.
Thelma Fadden, formerly of Emo, Ont., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 at the Rainy River Health Centre Long-Term Care at the age of 77.
Thelma was born Sept. 9, 1931 in Morson, Ont. to the late Hugh and Blanche Morrison. She was united in marriage to Lloyd Fadden in 1952, and together they resided and raised their family in Morson.
It is with great sadness from family and friends to announce the sudden passing of Linda Joyce Starling (nee Rose) on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in Thunder Bay, Ont. after fighting a courageous and lengthy battle with Aplastic Anemia.
She was born April 14, 1955 in Fort Frances, Ont. to the late John and Olga Rose.
Linda leaves to mourn her husband of 29 years, David George Starling; four sons, Kristopher (Shannon), David (Stephanie), Tyler, and Blake; and two grandchildren, Sydney (Kristopher) and Grady (David).
Keith Eldon Farmer, of Warburg, Alta., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at the age of 65 after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 22, 1943 in Emo, Ont.
Keith was known for his big heart and open door. Everyone was always welcome at his table, and he never judged. Known by everyone for his bark but never a bite, Keith had a heart of gold and was happiest surrounded by his family and friends.
He is loved and will be missed by many.
Mrs. Ingeborg Maria Linnea Halverson, 94, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009.
Ingeborg (nee Hakanson) was born in Norman, Ont. on June 15, 1914 and moved to Fort Frances, Ont. in 1920.
Married to her beloved husband, Anton (Speed) in 1937, they were residents of Thunder Bay, Ont. from 1945.
Ingeborg was predeceased by her husband, Anton, in 1981; and her brother, Ernie Hakanson, in 1994.
Timothy Gosnell, 48, of Sleeman, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009 at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Family and friends will be received Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 from 7-9 p.m. at the Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, Ont., where funeral service will be held Monday, Feb. 23, 2009 at 11 a.m.
Online condolences may be offered at www.northridgefuneralhome.com
A complete obituary will follow.
It is with great sadness that the family of Arlene Hekl (nee McEvoy) announce her passing on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009 at the Grace Hospital following a lengthy illness.
She will be sadly missed by her husband, Robert; and daughters, Kimmie Jo Hekl (Alain Dumonceaux) and Karen Mae Hekl (Gord Herkert).
She also leaves her brother, Jack McEvoy; aunts, Clora McEvoy of Fort Frances, Ont. and Donna Morrish of Dryden, Ont.; uncle, Frank (Renee) Dumeney of Fort Frances, Ont.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jean Katherine Ann Peterson, of International Falls, Mn., passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, Feb. 12, 2009 at her home surrounded by family.
Jean Blake was born March 15, 1935 in Fort Frances, Ont. She was a graduate of the Class of ’56 from Port Arthur General Hospital School of Nursing in Thunder Bay, Ont. and moved to International Falls in 1960.
Jean was united in marriage to Phillip Peterson on Oct. 22, 1960 at Knox United Church in Fort Frances. She worked as a nurse at La Verendrye General Hospital and retired in July, 2000 after 44 years of service.
The Whitefish family sorrowfully announces the passing of Doris “Ozhaashkokamigok” Whitefish, 90, of Lac La Croix First Nation, on Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 at the Atikokan General Hospital extended care ward with her family and friends by her side.
Ozhaashkokamigok was born July 30, 1918 in Kawa Bay, Ont. Her greatest joys in life were jingle dress dancing, playing cards, sewing, doing puzzles, and spending time with family and friends.
She travelled to many pow-wows, and quit jingle dress dancing at age 82.
Peter Bernard Hubert, 72, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Peter was born in Fort Frances on Sept. 23, 1936 to the late John and Nettie Hubert.
He leaves behind his four sisters, Amy Fairgrieve, Delores Pollard, Jean Hartnell, and Holly Mandryk; brother, Bob Hubert; and numerous nieces, nephews, and many good friends.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Jack, James, Mitchell, and David; and sisters Dorothy, Donna, and Dixie.
Emmette Machula passed away Nov. 19, 2008 in Mountain View, Calif. after fighting dementia and poor health.
He was born Feb. 18, 1922 in Fort Frances, Ont.
Emmette is survived by his daughters, Arlyss (Gregg) Chastain of Loveland, Colo. and Janice (Mark) Christensen of Penn Valley, Calif.; son, Bruce Machula of Penn Valley, Calif.; four grandsons, Chad Webb, Jasen and Ryan Christensen, and Matthew Machula; and two great-granddaughters, Jeweliana and Alayna Christensen.
Ryland Crowe, of Edmonton, Alta., passed away in his sleep on Friday, Feb. 6, 2009.
Ryland will be joining his uncle, Freddie Crowe, and cousin, Whitney Ann Crowe, in Heaven.