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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing, with family present, of John Rogoza, 86, into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father on Monday, Aug. 16, 2004 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Born March 14, 1918 in Gardenton, Man. to the late William and Anastasia Rogoza, John married Kay, his sweetheart and love of his life, on Oct. 9, 1939.

John spent his early years at various bush camps honing the art of wood-cutting and earning a proud reputation for his strength, skill, and work ethic.


On Aug. 14, 2004, with family and friends at her side, Anne Bob (nee Hall) peacefully passed away at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. She was 53 years of age.

Anne was born May 28, 1951 to the late John and Mary Hall of Mount Carmel, Ont., where she grew up on the family farm. She came to Northwestern Ontario in 1975 to teach school.

Anne first taught school for several years on the Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation near Nestor Falls, Ont., with a brief leave to live in Halifax, N.S. before returning to Onigaming.


It is with great sadness the family of Marie Haver announce her passing on Friday, Aug. 13, 2004 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Marie was born Aug. 31, 1923 in Duck Lake, Sask. to Ivan and Sarah Brandrick. The family moved to Rainy River District in 1928.

She attended school first in Burriss, Ont. and then nurses’ college in Calgary, Alta. Upon graduation, she worked in Cardston, Alta. and Inuvik, N.W.T. She retired and returned to Burriss in 1971.

She was united in marriage to Arnold Edward Haver on June 23, 1973.


Carl C. Schaum, 76, of 322 Kerr Place, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born May 5, 1928 in Huenfeld, Germany to the late Karl and Anna Maria Schaum.

Carl immigrated to Canada in 1953, and his mother and two brothers followed in 1956. They settled in the London, Ont. area, where Carl met the former Margrit Woerz and later married her on June 25, 1960.


Carl C. Schaum, 76, of 322 Kerr Place, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Fort Frances. Fr. Francis Pudicherry will officiate, with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery in Fort Frances.

Visitation will be held Monday, Aug. 16, 2004 from 7:30 until 9 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances. Parish prayers will be offered at 8:30 p.m.


Glenn Ralph Galusha, 74, of R.R. #2, Devlin, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004 at his residence in Fort Frances, Ont.

He was born Oct. 30, 1929 in Piney, Man. to the late Ed and Nettie Galusha. On June 14, 1952, Glenn was united in marriage to Verva Fearing. Following their marriage, they moved to Devlin, where they raised their family and have lived since.

Glenn logged in the area for a time, but his passion and love was farming, which he worked at for many years. Glenn also worked for Hydro and the mill in Fort Frances for a short time.


Peacefully, in faith, and surrounded by his loving family, Leo Andrew Noonan, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004.


Word was received Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004 that Percy Walker, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Walker, has passed away at Fullerton, Calif. at the age of 87.

He was born and raised in Fort Frances, Ont., working for a short time at the local Toronto Dominion bank before moving to Thunder Bay, Ont. and later Fullerton, where he was employed as an accountant.

He is survived by his wife, Elda (Robertson), formerly of International Falls, Mn.; and four daughters and their families.

He was predeceased by his parents; two sisters, Jean and Kathleen; and a brother, Jim.


Gladys Maude Birston (nee Westover), 100, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged in Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Gladys was born Feb. 13, 1904 in Barwick, Ont. to the late William and Helen Westover. She was raised in Barwick and then moved to Saskatchewan. She spent most of her working life at Island Falls, where she worked for Churchill River Power.


Devin James Allison, 17, of Nestor Falls, Ont., passed away suddenly on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004 on Lake of the Woods.

Devin was born Feb. 10, 1987 in Fort Frances, Ont. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed playing the guitar.

He will be lovingly missed by his many friends in Canada and the U.S.A.

Devin will be sadly missed by his parents, Donna and Peter; and his sister, Nadia.


Jeanette O’Neill, 87, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004.

She was born March 22, 1917 in LaVallee, Ont., to the late George and Florabelle McTavish.

Jeanette was raised and attended elementary school in LaVallee, High School in Fort Frances and graduated from North Bay Normal School in 1938. She then taught school at a one room schoolhouse in the Rainy River District until her marriage.


Julie Holman (nee Rousseau), died peacefully at home as she wished, surrounded by family. Caring wife and homemaker to Ted for 52 years.

She was ever supportive and proud of her four children and their families; Ken and Kathryn Holman, Cathy and Bob Tune, Nancy and Ian Lee, and Diane and Mark Prole.

Special Grandma to Kaitlyn and George Alexander, Kim and Scott, Matt and Allison and Connor and Sydney.


Isabel Evelyn Busch, age 89, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, Fort Frances, ON, passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2004.

Isabel was born on Dec. 22, 1914 in Fort Frances, ON, to Reginald and Jemima Whitefield. She was raised in Fort Frances.

She was united in marriage to Gordon Kenneth Busch and together they had five sons.

She was a giving person who enjoyed looking after others and had fostered children in the Fort Frances area.


With sadness, the family of Reginald Lawrence Wreggitt announces his sudden passing at his home on July 29, 2004.

Reg was born on March 8, 1939 in Fort Frances to the late Roy Wreggitt and Madeline Perrault, and lived all his life in Fort Frances. He took great pride in his ability to operate heavy equipment with precision, which he did for the 30 years he worked with the Fort Frances Public Works Department. We are thankful that when the opportunity arose, Reg chose to take early retirement in March, 2000.


It is with great sadness that the family of Gordon Hawk announce his sudden passing at the age of 52, on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 in Int’l. Falls, MN.

Gordon was born on Sept. 21, 1951 in Emo, Ont., to John and Maggie Hawk. He was one of nine children.

Gordon was an active man and had worked in fishing, logging and carpentry. He had also attended night school to obtain his General Education Diploma.

Gordon enjoyed traveling, swimming, going for walks and hunting with his parents. He enjoyed playing games, especially with his children and grandchildren.


With deep sadness we announce the passing of Adele, our wife, mother and Baba. She left us on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 with her family by her side.

Adele was born on August 23, 1929 in Theodore, Saskatchewan to William and Maria Denesyk. She headed east and landed in Fort Frances in the 1950’s to live with her sister Mary and begin work. Clerking at Biblo’s Confectionery store, she met Alex and married her life partner on July 18, 1953. They had recently celebrated 50 blissful years of marriage.


Edna Quinn, age 72, of Emo, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 23, 2004.

She is survived by her children: Linda (Chuck) Brough, Marie (Rudy) Sinninghe, Donna Manson and friend Scott, William Quinn, Doug Quinn, Joanne Quinn, Edith (Keith) Haw, Nancy (Daryl) Reilly.

Also surviving are her grandchildren: Charlotte, Clarence Jr., Chris, Denise, Nicole, Ryan, Rod, Danielle, Jeff, Tiffany, Nicholas and Jeremy; great-grandchildren, Leah and Autumn; and special grandchildren, Angelika and George Kemper.

At mom’s request, there will be no funeral service.


Mark Jourdain, 69, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at his residence on Friday, July 23, 2004.

Mark was born Feb. 23, 1935 in Couchiching First Nation, Ont., to the late Johnny and Marie Jourdain.

In his earlier years, Mark lived in Orr, Mn., and several other northern Minnesota towns where he worked in various lumber camps. He moved to Couchiching First Nation, Ont., in the early 1970’s and he worked in local lumber camps and saw mills. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing cards.


With deep sadness we announce the passing of Carrie, our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She left on us Friday, July 23, 2004 at the Elizabeth Centre in Val Caron, Ontario.

The stork dropped Carrie Gertrude into the Harnett family on December 24, 1916 in Alsask, Sask. She always talked fondly of the wonderful, yet challenging, years she spent growing up in Saskatchewan.


Violet Ellen Wilson of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St. passed away at the La Verendrye Hospital on Tuesday, July 27, 2004.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2004 at 11 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, Ontario with Reverend Frances Flook officiating. Cremation took place in Thunder Bay and interment will be held in the Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances, Ontario.


It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Gladys Evelyn Bolton (Carnduff) on Monday, July 27, 2004. She was born December 3, 1907 in Carnduff, Saskatchewan to Richard and Henrietta Carnduff.

She spent her early life in Carnduff surrounded by her family. She came to Fort Frances in 1932 to help her sister Lucy with her new baby. At this time she met Marshall Bolton and they married in 1934.

Together they raised four daughters in Fort Frances. They spent many years enjoying time on Woodchuck Island with their children and grandchildren.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Yvonne Geauvreau-Turner (nee Kelly) of the Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation, Ont. at the young age of 37.

Yvonne will be missed by the many people she knew, but none more than her children, Hannah, seven, and Landen, four. Yvonne’s husband, Jeff Geauvreau, has lost his true love.

Yvonne also will be very, very deeply missed by her mother, Lucille Kelly-Davis, and her husband, Brian Davis.


Peacefully on July 19, 2004, Anne passed away at Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc. in Fort Frances, Ont. Shee was born June 9, 1918.

Anne was predeceased by her husband, Pete, in 1963; and one daughter, Joyce, in 1981.

She leaves behind one son, Ron (Rose) of Fort Frances, Ont.; grandchildren, Kim (Mark) of Ottawa, Ont., Peter (Gina) of Sioux Narrows, Ont., Juber of Fort Frances, Ont., and Perry and Shelley of Fraserwood, Man.; one great-grandson, Mitch of Ottawa, Ont.; and numerous nieces and nephews in Winnipeg, Man. and Thunder Bay, Ont.


It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved son, brother, father, and friend, Vinny (Vinnell) Justin White, on Sunday, July 18, 2004.

Vinny was born April 15, 1982 in Fort Frances, Ont.

He is survived by his father, Wesley Big George and mother, Joyce White; brothers, Ryan and Barron; sisters, Charity, Alexandra, Kell,y and Alia; son, Ethan, and his girlfriend, Teri; niece, Cadence; maternal grandmother, Agnes Comegan; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.


Marianne L. Liedke, 80, of 1305 Beyer Dr., International Falls, Mn., went home to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Thursday, July 8, 2004.

Born April 8, 1924 in Helvesick, Germany, she immigrated to International Falls in 1951, where she had lived ever since.

The former Marianne Rathje was united in marriage Nov. 26, 1951 to Edmund Liedke at Zion Lutheran Church in International Falls.