Cal Muckle, 84, of Oshawa, Ont., passed away peacefully at 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, Ont.
Born in Rainy River, Ont. and raised in Fort Frances, Ont., Cal was involved in highway transportation for 30 years throughout Canada, headquartered in Winnipeg and Toronto, with the Canadian Motorways group of companies.
Cal’s last years were spent on Scugog Island in the Port Perry, Ont. area and in Oshawa.
Cal leaves his immediate family, son Bob; grandson, Erik and wife, Harmony; and grea-grandson, Liam.
At Cal’s request, no service will be held.
Isabel Stanley passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Thunder Bay, Ont. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 surrounded by her loving family.
She was a strong, loving, and caring woman who endured a lengthy and courageous battle before succumbing to her illness.
She was born March 22, 1935 in Teulon, Man. but resided mainly in Wabigoon, Ont., Barwick, Ont., and then Thunder Bay.
Gertrude Mae “Gertie” Strand, 99 of Rainycrest Long Term Care, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008.
Gertie’s family moved to Fort Frances when she was a young girl. Raised in Fort Frances, she later met and was united in marriage to John Strand on April 20, 1933. Following their marriage, they raised their family in Fort Frances.
Wallace “Bruce” Woolsey passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 in Burnaby, B.C. at the age of 81 after a valiant struggle with cancer.
Bruce served Canada in the merchant marine in the Second World War.
Following his discharge, he enjoyed a successful career on the Vancouver waterfront as longshoreman, foreman, and superintendant until his retirement 25 years ago.
He will be remembered as a kind, lovable, generous, hard-working man who was liked and respected by all.
Bruce will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his loving wife, golfing and travelling partner, Verna (Smith).
Peacefully, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, Inez (Sis) Woolsey of Barwick, Ont. passed away at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. with her family by her side.
Inez was born Nov. 17, 1935 in Emo, Ont.
She was predeceased by her parents, Tom and Ina Wilson; and brother, Bill Wilson.
She leaves behind her loving husband of 54 years, Robert (Bob) Woolsey, sons, Orval (Vera) and families, Tom (Jo) and families, Hal (Bonnie) and families, and Rob (Patti) and family.
Mildred Stamarski, 88, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.
Mildred was born Feb. 21, 1920 in Fort Frances to the late Archie and Nanie Rose. She was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church and the Catholic Women’s League in Fort Frances.
She loved flowers and enjoyed sitting in the window watching all the birds. She also enjoyed her trips with her husband, Stan, to Las Vegas, which they took regularly for 30 years.
Mervyn Joseph Albert, 80, of Rainycrest Long Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at his residence on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008.
Mervyn was born Oct. 16, 1927 in Trout Creek in the District of Parry Sound, Ont. to the late Peter and Hilda Albert. He moved to Emo, Ont. with his family in 1932, and spent many years there before moving to Fort Frances.
He had worked for the MTO in Emo for several years and was a member of the Manitou Masonic Lodge #631 in Emo.
Ruth Jane McClendon, 87, of Sioux Lookout, Ont. (formerly of Atikokan, Ont.) passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008 at the Meno-Ya-Win Health Centre in Sioux Lookout.
Ruth was born Feb. 9, 1921 in Chapple Township, Ont. to the late Thomas and Margaret Irvine. Ruth’s mother and father, subsistent farmers, had moved to Rainy River District from the Perth, Ont. area in the early 1900s.
At the age of 16, Ruth met Leon (Lee) McClendon and they married on June 1, 1941. Following the war, Ruth and Leon moved to Atikokan with their two sons.
Peacefully, on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont., Margaret Brookes of Emo, Ont. passed away at the age of 69.
Margaret was born in Fort Frances on July 10, 1939 to the late Emil and Alice Richert (nee Brigden).
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, John Ross Brookes of Emo, Ont.; sons, Bill ( Sylvia) Richert of Bolton, Ont., Jim Paxman of Toronto, Ont., and Larry (Caroline) Paxman of Montreal, Que.; and daughters, Ivy Lynn (Jim) Kewell of Barrie, Ont. and Peggy Sue (Greg) Dufresne of North Bay, Ont.
Doris Helen Morphet, 83, of Emo, Ont., passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 15, 2008 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo.
Doris was born April 9, 1925 in Emo to the late Stephen and Ada (nee Plaskett) Hyatt. She attended Lash #10 school.
On Oct. 23, 1943, Doris was united in marriage to Allan Richard Morphet, and they were together for 29 years until Allan’s death in 1974.
She continued farming, raising their entire herd of cattle until 1976. At that time, she reduced the number of livestock but kept the farm operational until she finally sold all her cattle in 1993.
Beatrice Ann (Bettyann) Morrisseau, 44, of 812 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
She was born April 16, 1964 in Fort Frances to the late Edward Woods and Eva Morrisseau.
While growing up at Couchiching First Nation, she had many friends, one of whom was Leonard Walsh. Over the years, she grew very fond of Leonard and later shared their lives together and raised their family.
Bettyann worked as a youth worker at Couchiching First Nation for a short period of time.
Philip John Harrison, formerly of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away May 25, 2008 at Parkwood Hospital in London, Ont.
A longtime resident of Fort Frances, John worked as a teacher at Fort Frances High School for many years, and was an active member of St. John’s Anglican Church.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church in Fort Frances, with private interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery.
A luncheon will be held for family and friends following the service at St. John’s.
Gladys June Peterson, 81, of Calgary, Alta., passed peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008 at the Rockyview General Hospital.
Mrs. Peterson is survived by four daughters; three sons; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother; one sister; as well as several nieces and several nephews. She will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed.
She was predeceased by one son; one brother; and her parents.
Carol Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Fyfe passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008 at Lacombe Hospital in Lacombe, Alta. after a year-long battle with cancer.
Born in Hamilton, Ont. on Dec. 24, 1943, Betty was the eldest daughter of Fred and Mary Clinker. In 1952, the family moved from Dryden, Ont. to Fort Frances, Ont., where Betty was raised and graduated from high school.
She went on to graduate from The Nightingale School of Nursing in Toronto in 1963, and many years later returned to university where she obtained her BScN.
Florence “Flo” Chornabay (nee Deminick), 72, of 14 Evergreen Dr., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2008 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
Cremation has taken place at Rainy River Cremation Services in International Falls, Mn.
Interment will take place in The Pas, Man. at a later date.
Should family and friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
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